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human shield

n.
1. A person who volunteers or is forced to take up a position at a likely military target as a means of forestalling an enemy attack.
2. A person who is used as a shield by someone in a confrontation with the police in order to prevent capture.
Translations
menschlicher Schutzschild
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Reuters) Yemeni detainees are being used as human shields at Houthi militia prisons, the International Association for Peace and Human Rights (IAPHR) has claimed.
That is why he has continued with his failed economic policy of austerity and let local councils act like human shields having to carry out his cuts.
The use of human shields by the Indian Army in India-held Kashmir has been reported many times.
FEMALE Islamic State militants are using their own children as human shields as the extremist group defends its last corner of Mosul's Old City against Iraqi troops, the military has said.
Arvin John Encinas, 6th Infantry Division spokesperson, said clashes were still on going with the Army and police pursuing some 200 heavily armed BIFF men fleeing to the Maguindanao marshland with an undetermined number of hostages used as human shields.
While ISIL terrorists entrenched in Mosul continued to use city residents as human shields in a desperate attempt to hold on to the city, the Iraqi military helped countless families to escape via humanitarian corridors, RIA Novosti reported.
Download 100,000 civilians held by Daesh in Mosul's old city as 'human shields': UN NNA - The UN said Friday that Daesh group jihadists may be holding more than 100,000 Iraqi civilians as human shields in the old city of Mosul.
The increased casualties in the city marks an uptick in violence which includes using civilians as human shields.
He deplored that the international human rights organizations were turning a blind eye towards occupied Kashmir where the incidents of human shields were increasing.
But in lieu, our youth are made human shields with a message that others too will meet the same fate,' Geelani said.
3 (Petra) -- The UN Security Council late Wednesday condemned the use of human shields in Iraq, saying all sides must avoid harming civilians in the battle to drive the Daesh fighters from Mosul.
NEW YORK, Nov 3 (KUNA) -- The removal of civilians from their homes in Mosul and relocating them as human shields by the so-called Islamic State (IS) alarmed the UN Security Council members.