cease fire


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cease fire

1. A command given to any unit or individual firing any weapon to stop engaging the target. See also call for fire; fire mission.
2. A command given to air defense artillery units to refrain from firing on, but to continue to track, an airborne object. Missiles already in flight will be permitted to continue to intercept.
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RAWALPINDI -- Commander Rawalpindi Corps, Lt Gen Nadeem Raza on Friday appreciated the morale of troops and lauded the prompt and befitting response to Indian cease fire violations.
Rabat - Leader of the labor party, Abdelkrim Benatiq, rejected this Monday any initiative meant to alter the nature of the MINURSO mandate as a breach of the 1991 cease fire signed under the aegis of the United Nations between Morocco and the Polisario separatists.
These efforts and contacts have resulted in understandings to cease fire and restore calm and halt the bloodshed that the last period has seen," he added.
NNA - 22/8/2012 "National Islamic Gathering" held a meeting at the residence of Deputy Abdel Latif Kabbara, to discuss means of implementing cease fire and sniping operations in Tripoli.
cease fire between the Sudanese government and rebel groups in Darfur saying
By Ibrahim Ali Ibrahim June 13, 2009 -- The AU- UN Chief Mediator for Darfur, mediators, special envoys to Sudan, and partners have been vigorously trying to engage the two parties to the war in Darfur, the government and JEM, into a new phase of negotiations to achieve a cease fire agreement.
British Foreign Secretary David Miliband told reporters, ''I think it is very significant that over the last three days we should have built genuine consensus on the details of a strong resolution which calls for an immediate, durable and fully respected cease fire.
A During the past 6 months there has been a cease fire between the two parties but just last month the Israelis violated the cease fire by firing missiles into Gaza killing 6 Palestinians.
So the problem in MS may not be the reappearance of these cells, but a loss of the system's ability to call a cease fire.
INDIA and Pakistan began a cease fire along their shared border yesterday -the first in 14 years.
The Russian commander said they gave mutual ``obligations'' to cease fire that stopped short of a formal accord.
PESHAWAR, March 29, 2009 (Balochistan Times) -- The militants in Darra Adam Khel on Sunday extended cease fire till April 10.