safe area


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safe′ ar`ea


n.
an area near a combat zone that is maintained as being free from military attack.

safe area

A designated area in hostile territory that offers the evader or escapee a reasonable chance of avoiding capture and of surviving until he or she can be evacuated.
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Earlier, Akar announced the start of the Joint Operations Center with the U.S to work at full capacity to establish a safe area east of the Euphrates River in Syria.
Residents' association representative Jan Wilson said: "It's given the whole community so much hope and positivity, as there was no safe area for children to play or a place for the community to meet and socialise until now.
BAGHDAD (NINA) - Former MP Mahma Khalil called for establishing a safe area for the Yazidis in Iraq under the supervision of the US and Baghdad and Erbil governments to encourage the Yazidis to return to their areas and to inspire confidence in them.
Fencing and lighting improvements will be included to create a protected and safe area to play.
He said police were checking the premises, while patients at the hospital wards were being transferred to a safe area.
They comment on many of the amazing aspects/benefits of having a dog and being able to walk their 'babies' in a safe area. In fact, a family whose sons have autism told me they have many dogs in their household.
These massacres followed the collapse of the United Nations (UN) safe area around Srebrenica, where thousands of Bosnian Muslims had gathered under the illusion that the UN force in the village would protect them from Serbian aggression.
The fridge has now been removed and taken to a safe area.
AAR Powerdrives has worked with ABB since 2008, supplying the complete range of energy efficient safe area and hazardous area motors.
After the RNO ship "Al Rahmani" arrived in the site, immediately the Iranian boat was towed and taken to safe area after providing the necessary support to the crewmembers.