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indirect fire

Fire delivered on a target that is not itself used as a point of aim for the weapons or the director.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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Noun1.indirect fire - fire delivered on a target that is not itself used as the point of aim for the weapons
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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According to UNAMA, these attacks were mainly carried out using indirect-fire systems such as rockets, grenades and mortars, as well as improvised explosive devices (IEDs), all of which have indiscriminate effects.
This provides the commander with immediate response, precision indirect-fire capability."
The detained individuals are linked to weapons smuggling and supplying Taliban commanders with roadside bombs and are thought to have been involved in the coordination and execution of indirect-fire and small-arms fire attacks against Afghan National Security Forces and Coalition Forces throughout Greshk District.
Until 2 April 2005, most enemy activity in the area consisted of indirect-fire attacks on the AGIF once or twice per week, weekly IED ambushes against coalition forces (CF) convoys passing through the area, and an occasional vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) attack on either a passing convoy or a fixed CF site.
Despite enduring numerous firelights, improvised explosive devises and indirect-fire attacks, the task force captured 17 high-value targets, eight major weapons caches and 98 insurgents.
'Thinking the explosion was an indirect-fire attack, (Iraqi police) and students fled to a bunker for shelter where the second bomber detonated his vest.'