harassing fire


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harassing fire

Fire designed to disturb the rest of the enemy troops, to curtail movement, and, by threat of losses, to lower morale. See also fire.
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Noun1.harassing fire - fire designed to disturb the rest of enemy troops and to curtail movement and to lower enemy morale
firing, fire - the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy; "hold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes"; "they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire"
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We see the Taliban reaction, engaging Marine patrols with harassing fire from further afield and changing how they employ IEDs to attrite foot patrols.
Yesterday there was very serious harassing fire around the Daglica military outpost.
Once on the ground, the soldiers came under harassing fire from insurgents as they moved in towards the compounds.