proxy war

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Noun1.proxy war - a war instigated by a major power that does not itself participate
state of war, war - a legal state created by a declaration of war and ended by official declaration during which the international rules of war apply; "war was declared in November but actual fighting did not begin until the following spring"
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Our forces showed that they enjoy high capabilities to fight in proxy war battlefields and asymmetric wars," Pourdastan told reporters on Tuesday.
Harder still to explain what Washington really wants when it encourages, but not too emphatically, its proxy war with Saudi forces in Yemen.
Summary: President Obama says he doesn't want to turn the Syria conflict into a proxy war.
LONDON -- Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif has emphatically stated that the proxy war against Pakistan from across the border should come to an end.
plots in the region, pointing out that the US has recently resorted to proxy war after its failure in the direct war it started in Iraq to control the resources of the region, particularly the oil wells.
The conflict] is not solved by having another proxy war fought inside of Yemen and you know, we're indicated to the Iranians that they need to be part of the solution, not a part of the problem," Obama affirmed.
She told that the country was going through a critical phase and its sovereignty had been entangled adding 35 years ago Pakistan had been forced to plunge into Afghan-Soviet war that was actually a US-Soviet proxy war fought in Afghanistan.
Operation Decisive Storm is for the protection of the Yemeni people and defense of their legitimate government and not a proxy war between the Kingdom and Iran, said Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, Saudi ambassador to the US.
He refused to describe the military intervention as a proxy war, stressing that the war is necessary, and there has been no other choice, as the Kingdom has tried in every possible way to avoid it.
But the struggle for Yemen is more than merely a sectarian conflict or a regional proxy war, in part because of the singular role of Ali Abdullah Saleh, the country's former strongman.
He also slammed Pakistan for harbouring terrorism and said that the neighbouring country was using it for proxy war against India.
The neighboring country has lost the strength to fight a conventional war but continues to engage in the proxy war of terrorism," Modi told officers and men from the army and air force in the Himalayan region of Leh.