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observation post

n
(Military) military a position from which observations can be made or from which fire can be directed. Abbreviation: OP

observation post

A position from which military observations are made, or fire directed and adjusted, and which possesses appropriate communications; may be airborne. Also called OP.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.observation post - an elevated post affording a wide viewobservation post - an elevated post affording a wide view
meteorological observation post, weather station - one of a network of observation posts where meteorological data is recorded
post, station - the position where someone (as a guard or sentry) stands or is assigned to stand; "a soldier manned the entrance post"; "a sentry station"
Translations

observation post

n (Mil) → osservatorio (militare)
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Israeli tanks shelled a Hamas observation posts in the Gaza Strip on Thursday in retaliation for explosions denotated near the Israel/Gaza border fence, reports Israeli officials.
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Radar sensors would be set up to protect the border and the process is going on We have already reduced the distance between the Border Observation Posts (BOP)," he said at a press conference at BGB headquarters.
Russia's aerospace group monitors the Idlib de-escalation zone in Syria where Turkey has not deployed its observation posts yet, the Russian Defense Ministry said.
The aim of the observation posts is to establish, monitor and sustain the current cease-fire in the de-escalation zones, deliver humanitarian aid to the persons in need and to ensure the secure return of displaced people.
Turkey was mandated to guarantee the deal in Idlib, along with Russia, and was given the greenlight to enter into the northwestern Syrian province and set up observation posts to monitor violence and ensure peace in the region.
Turkey was tasked with setting up 14 military observation posts around the zone to monitor de-escalation efforts, but Moscow has accused it of stalling in fulfilling its commitments.
The Ministry noted that it has sent two letters regarding this matter to the Turkish side, calling on it to fulfill its obligations to ensure compliance with the cessation of combat activities by the armed groups under its control, and to step up work on the installation of observation posts in Idleb to prevent such attacks.
The Turkish military continues to dispatch troops to Syria's Idlib province to establish observation posts to monitor the cease-fire as part of the Astana Peace process.
Senior Defense Ministry official Sergei Rudskoi said in a statement Monday Russian forces had set up checkpoints and observation posts around a zone in the southwest and in Eastern Ghouta, near Damascus.
Police should also use drone cameras to curb kite flying in the city and set up special Observation Posts (OPs) on high-rise buildings in the town particularly in congested areas aimed at controlling kite flying and aerial firing, the RPO directed.
This will include Land Rover Defenders, Personal Protective Equipment, Protected Border Observation Posts, and Radio equipment.

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