hostile fire

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Noun1.hostile fire - fire that injures or kills an enemy
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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The fire was now flaring about the ship's stern, whereon Achilles smote his two thighs and said to Patroclus, "Up, noble knight, for I see the glare of hostile fire at our fleet; up, lest they destroy our ships, and there be no way by which we may retreat.
Jeddah, Dhu-AlQa'dah 08, 1436, August 23, 2015, SPA --The Armed Forces announced today that while inspecting the units of the 18th brigade deployed along the front line in the southern region, the site came under random hostile fire which injured the commander of the brigade Major General Abdul Rahman bin Saad Al-Shahrani.
Gordon Elliott has chances throughout the card and should land the Sheridan Electric 4-Y-0 Hurdle, with either Hostile Fire or Vercingetorix.
NNA - An Apache helicopter gunship from the Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemeni rebels made an emergency landing Thursday just inside the border from Yemen, a Saudi official said, ruling out hostile fire.
Those benefits include hostile fire compensation for medal recipients wounded in the attack, and payment for retired soldiers with combat-related disabilities.
Orbital ATK has announced completion of the installation and integration of its AAR-47 Missile and Laser Warning System with Hostile Fire Indication (HFI), Symetrics ALE-47 Countermeasures Dispensing System (CMDS), and Southeast Aerospace s aircraft modification kits onto AH-1S helicopters for the Republic of Korea Army.
A new hostile fire detection system may more accurately locate explosions, from longer ranges.
The AAR-47 is the only system in use today that integrates missile, laser and hostile fire threat warning into a single system.
Jose Couso, a cameraman, was one of two journalists killed when three American members of a tank crew opened fire in response to what they said was hostile fire from a Baghdad hotel housing Western journalists.
Following the governor's decree, the United States flag and Illinois State flag fly at half-staff to honor those Illinois residents who are members of the armed forces and die by hostile fire or who are law enforcement officers and die in the line of duty.
Hood shootings and the attack in Little Rock were wounded or died as a direct result of hostile fire, albeit delivered by domestic assets of our foreign enemies.
The US army affirmed that the accident did not result from hostile fire and