heavy artillery


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heavy artillery

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It is a dead secret, a Drury Lane child's romance; but what an amount of heavy artillery will be brought to bear against it in this sad London of ours.
If a train of heavy artillery could have come up and commenced ball practice outside the window, it would have been all the same to him.
He was nothing more than a sort of a mountain howitzer, likely, because they had no heavy artillery in those days.
The cheap prices of its commodities are the heavy artillery with which it batters down all Chinese walls, with which it forces the barbarians' intensely obstinate hatred of foreigners to capitulate.
Civil sources told SANA reporter that the Turkish regime forces targeted with heavy artillery Jinderes town, killing one civilian and injuring three others, one of them in critical condition.
The army forces, backed by heavy artillery and missile fire, continued clashes with the ISIL terrorists in Northeastern Hama, regaining control of the villages of Job Zariq, Southern Abu Khanadeq and Mazra'a al-Aw in Southern Abyan.
The troops and the Free Syrian Army fighters have advanced and seized Shenkal, less than 24 hours after launch of the wide-scale military offensive, involving heavy artillery, tanks and warplanes.
A Field Commander said in a press statement that "the Syrian army has regained control of the town of Atshan in the north-eastern Hama," adding that "the army fought fierce clashes against the organization of the Al-Nassera Front and factions allied with it, during his advance towards Idlib province," noting that "operations of the army is accompanied by aerial bombardment and heavy artillery on the headquarters of the victory front and the axis of its movements.
Reports suggested that al-Baghdadi, who has a PS20million bounty on his head, was hit by heavy artillery in Raqqa.
According to Indian reports, a video was also released showing heavy artillery targeting non-permanent shelters on the hilly areas.
Summary: The Army pounded Daesh (ISIS) positions along Lebanon's northeast border with heavy artillery Thursday, the state-run National News Agency reported.
RAWALPINDI -- Indian troops resorted to unprovoked heavy artillery shelling in Shahkot and Jura sectors in Neelum Valley at the Line of Control on Wednesday evening.