free-fire zone


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free-fire zone

 (frē′fīr′)
n.
A battle area or combat zone in which no restrictions are placed on the use of arms or explosives.
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If it wasn't for Dimi Konstantopoulos making a string of big blocks in the free-fire zone of the Boro box they could have been three or four down before the break.
The secret report reveals that the drone operators treated the jetty as a free-fire zone on the mistaken assumption that it was off-limits to anyone but militants.
With indelible dismay, Filipinos who cherish heritage and history feel that Manila, the capital of this Republic, has become a "free-fire zone." Last 28 May, significant heritage edifices protected by a presumptive clause of RA 10066 were almost reduced to cinders: The Neo-classical Juan Luna E-Services building by the Pasig housed during its life time the Pacific Commercial Co., the International Banking Corp., and the First National City Bank of New York; it was built in 1923.
Machine gun in hand, he jumps into a free-fire zone in Iraq, doing parkour across collapsing buildings to steal Mideast antiquities.
Not acting soon could turn the East African nation into a "free-fire zone," Marine Gen.
The resolution on the tiny screen is also inadequate for any real target differentiation, so this device is only appropriate in a free-fire zone. It would be difficult--if not impossible--to distinguish between a burglar and family member at any significant range using this thermal technology in true dark.
In the 2006 war and earlier Israeli offensives in south Lebanon against Hezbollah in 1993 and 1996, the Israeli military publicly gave local civilians short deadlines to leave the area before turning the south into essentially a free-fire zone.
Turse has no sympathy for the free-fire zone policy, which, for the reasons Westmoreland stated in what we've quoted above, involved the evacuation of villagers to refugee camps.
Las Colinas, Nicaragua--In northern Nicaragua's most fertile farm region, soldiers and government workers have evacuated 50,000 people to create a free-fire zone for a coming army offensive.
The evidence suggests it was a free-fire zone instead.
There are many skills that Yemenis would indeed happily acquire to build a prosperous future for their country, but the ability to turn Yemen into a free-fire zone is not one of those.
The thrust of Fred Kaplan's article "The World as Free-Fire Zone" is ill-conceived and absurdly biased.