combat area


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combat area

A restricted area (air, land, or sea) that is established to prevent or minimize mutual interference between friendly forces engaged in combat operations. See also combat zone.
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Noun1.combat area - a military area where combat forces operate
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"
zone - an area or region distinguished from adjacent parts by a distinctive feature or characteristic
field of operations, theater of operations, theatre of operations, theatre, theater, field - a region in which active military operations are in progress; "the army was in the field awaiting action"; "he served in the Vietnam theater for three years"
war zone - a combat zone where military operations are coordinated (especially a designated area in international waters where the rights of neutrals are not respected by nations at war)
bridgehead, foothold - an area in hostile territory that has been captured and is held awaiting further troops and supplies; "an attempt to secure a bridgehead behind enemy lines"; "the only foothold left for British troops in Europe was Gibraltar"
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Speaking in New York on Thursday John Holmes, the UN humanitarian chief, said he was particularly concerned about civilians being prevented from leaving the combat area by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).
"Our current recruitment and deployment policies are fully in line with the UN Rights of the Child convention." She said that while Britain recruits voluntary soldiers from the age of 16, its policy is that they are not to be deployed in a combat area until they are at least 17.
But according to officers responsible for settling damage claims, the military knew full well that a machine gun was positioned on the mental hospital grounds, and decided to attack the facility because it had become a combat area. The mental hospital was leveled, but neither the garrison's barracks nor the headquarters building located very close to the fort was touched.
"We are excited to work with Operation Food Search once again to combat area hunger," said Pinnacle Imports' co-owners Liz Kniep Engelsmann and Bill Kniep.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Russian President Vladimir Putin called on self-defense militias in Ukraine to provide Kiev's military units blocked in the East of the country with a safe humanitarian corridor to leave the combat area and reunite with their families.
When you compare the situation with Syria, the topography of the combat area, the international law dimension with UN involvement, the strategic implications of a proxy war with Iran and the absence of Americans on the ground are all factors that set apart the logic and feasibility of the ongoing intervention in northern Iraq.
Project New Hope in collaboration with the Massachusetts Statewide Head Injury Program is sponsoring a retreat for veterans who have experienced a traumatic brain injury in any combat area from March 16 to 18 at Grotonwood in Groton.
military operations in and around Afghanistan -- the first time in the postwar period that the nation has deployed troops near a combat area abroad.
The territory of the OS is divided into a security zone and a combat area. In the first decision of the OS Commander you can create areas as restricted access, and prohibited.
There will be a combat area, where groups can do battle in smaller laser tanks, as well as an assault course and tents to be used as classrooms.
Behind every soldier in the forward combat area is a diverse and multi-skilled team which has worked together to deliver him to the right place, at the right time and with the right kit.
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