cease fire


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cease fire

1. A command given to any unit or individual firing any weapon to stop engaging the target. See also call for fire; fire mission.
2. A command given to air defense artillery units to refrain from firing on, but to continue to track, an airborne object. Missiles already in flight will be permitted to continue to intercept.
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NNA - 22/8/2012 "National Islamic Gathering" held a meeting at the residence of Deputy Abdel Latif Kabbara, to discuss means of implementing cease fire and sniping operations in Tripoli.
These efforts and contacts have resulted in understandings to cease fire and restore calm and halt the bloodshed that the last period has seen," he added.
The cease fire stipulates that MINURSO's only mandate is to monitor the respect of the cease-fire between parties, Benatiq told MAP in response to steps to change the MINURSO mandate.
The OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe) reports show that the majority of cease fire violations are committed by combined Russian separatist forces in direct violation of the Minsk agreements.
By Ibrahim Ali Ibrahim June 13, 2009 -- The AU- UN Chief Mediator for Darfur, mediators, special envoys to Sudan, and partners have been vigorously trying to engage the two parties to the war in Darfur, the government and JEM, into a new phase of negotiations to achieve a cease fire agreement.
PESHAWAR, March 29, 2009 (Balochistan Times) -- The militants in Darra Adam Khel on Sunday extended cease fire till April 10.
British Foreign Secretary David Miliband told reporters, ''I think it is very significant that over the last three days we should have built genuine consensus on the details of a strong resolution which calls for an immediate, durable and fully respected cease fire.
A During the past 6 months there has been a cease fire between the two parties but just last month the Israelis violated the cease fire by firing missiles into Gaza killing 6 Palestinians.
The immune system employs some of the same signal cells to call a cease fire that it uses to call up an attack.
INDIA and Pakistan began a cease fire along their shared border yesterday -the first in 14 years.
The Russian commander said they gave mutual ``obligations'' to cease fire that stopped short of a formal accord.
After the massacre of more than 20 ethnic Albanian civilians by Serb forces, Holbrooke persuaded Milosevic to cease fire in Kosovo in October and to agree to reduce the number of troops and accept more than 1,000 unarmed monitors.