mopping-up operations

Translations

mopping-up operations

[mɒpɪŋˈʌpˌɒpəˈreɪʃəns] npl (Mil) → operazioni fpl di rastrellamento
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Syrian troops continue with their mopping-up operations in the strategic port city of Latakia, forcing armed insurgents on the outskirts of the major city to flee to neighboring Turkey.
A heavy shower scuppered chances of a start at midday after mopping-up operations had delayed the start to North's final game of the summer.
AN UNEASY calm hung over the former Sunni militant stronghold of Samarra yesterday as US and Iraqi forces conducted mopping-up operations following two days of fierce fighting.
The so-called mopping-up operations were conducted over the past 24 hours in Grozny and a number of villages in the Urus-Martan, Shali and Argun districts, the official in the Kremlin-appointed Chechen administration said.
When it stops, the mopping-up operations take an eternity.