free-fire zone


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free-fire zone

 (frē′fīr′)
n.
A battle area or combat zone in which no restrictions are placed on the use of arms or explosives.
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Machine gun in hand, he jumps into a free-fire zone in Iraq, doing parkour across collapsing buildings to steal Mideast antiquities.
The resolution on the tiny screen is also inadequate for any real target differentiation, so this device is only appropriate in a free-fire zone.
The Middle East, in particular, tends to be viewed as a free-fire zone where dozens of deaths are par for the course rather than cause for alarm.
In the 2006 war and earlier Israeli offensives in south Lebanon against Hezbollah in 1993 and 1996, the Israeli military publicly gave local civilians short deadlines to leave the area before turning the south into essentially a free-fire zone.
Surely he knew when he wrote this that the My Lai village was in a free-fire zone.
Las Colinas, Nicaragua--In northern Nicaragua's most fertile farm region, soldiers and government workers have evacuated 50,000 people to create a free-fire zone for a coming army offensive.
The evidence suggests it was a free-fire zone instead.
There are many skills that Yemenis would indeed happily acquire to build a prosperous future for their country, but the ability to turn Yemen into a free-fire zone is not one of those.
And if you're not American, or an American resident who once spoke to somebody abroad by phone, then you're in a free-fire zone.
4: Is all of Afghanistan a free-fire zone (as this author suspects)?
Our national parks are supposed to be a safe haven for our iconic wildlife, not a free-fire zone.
With no enforcement from the IRS, the non-profit sector amounts to a legal free-fire zone where ne'er-do-wells can, and do, exploit the government, other non-profits and the public.