armed combat


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Noun1.armed combat - an engagement fought between two military forcesarmed combat - an engagement fought between two military forces
battle, engagement, fight, conflict - a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war; "Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga"; "he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement"
hostilities, belligerency - fighting; acts of overt warfare; "the outbreak of hostilities"
trench warfare - a type of armed combat in which the opposing troops fight from trenches that face each other; "instead of the war ending quickly, it became bogged down in trench warfare"
war, warfare - the waging of armed conflict against an enemy; "thousands of people were killed in the war"
aggression - the act of initiating hostilities
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
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As well as firing live rounds, from a variety of weapons systems, in the firing range, the commandos also had the opportunity to test their judgmental skills in the Simulated Training Suite, which is designed to test the user's thought process before engaging in armed combat.
Although he had favored a peaceful approach in the early stages of the struggle, Mandela decided to shift to armed combat, as the last option, in aftermath of a massacre, perpetrated by the regime of segregation, claiming lives of 69 protestors in 1960.
ARMED COMBAT Lisburn's Sam Smyth battles for possession against Aiden McGovern of Windmill Stars
Sharia4Belgium recruited these young men for armed combat and organised their departure for Syria.
Our view is, as the President said at the time, which is, as CommanderinChief, when he sends men and women into armed combat, he doesn't want to leave anyone behind.
The court found that wives of jihadists are not necessarily taking part in armed combat.
Two Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) F/A-18F Super Hornet aircraft have completed their first armed combat mission over Iraq, assisting coalition operations against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
Whether the helicopters would be suitable for armed combat is unclear, but if they were, they would supplement the current fleet, which heavily relies on 29 U.
LAHORE -- In an armed combat with alleged al-Qaeda militants in LahoreA-IA1/2s neighborhood, Raiwind, the security forces retained the occupied compound after killing one of the two terrorists and capturing the other after 10 hours long shootout.
The PKK also stated that it has an age limit for joining armed combat, but did not specify what age has been set as the limit.
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The thing about New Zealand soldiers is that they do not expect to see armed combat," she said.