friendly fire


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friendly fire

n.
Discharge of a military weapon that injures or kills a member of one's own armed forces or an ally.

friendly fire

n
(Military) military firing by one's own side, esp when it harms one's own personnel

friend′ly fire′


n.
fire, as by artillery, by one's own forces, that causes casualties to one's own troops.
[1970–75]

friendly fire

In casualty reporting, a casualty circumstance applicable to persons killed in action or wounded in action mistakenly or accidentally by friendly forces actively engaged with the enemy, who are directing fire at a hostile force or what is thought to be a hostile force. See also casualty.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.friendly fire - fire that injures or kills an ally
firing, fire - the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy; "hold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes"; "they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire"
Translations
baráti tűz

friendly fire

n (Mil) → fuoco amico
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I adore cats on hearth rugs, snoozing before nice, friendly fires, but cats in back yards at midnight are totally different animals.
Pakistan, however, denied playing a role in the chopper's crash.According to a defence source, all possible angles would be probed with regard to the crash, including that of friendly fire, keeping in mind the fact that air defence systems near Srinagar were operational at the time of crash, The Economic Times reported.
'Tinitignan natin 'yong angulo na 'yon, hindi natin dinidiscount na 'yong gano'n (friendly fire) ay pwede.
Sharma rejected the notion of 'friendly fire' but when questioned how his soldier was killed, what exactly happened in Baramulla, Sharma lost the plot responding that the Indian Army was in a better position to share details of how the BSF soldier met his death.
A US air strike killed up to 10 Afghan soldiers in July last year at an army checkpoint in Logar province south of Kabul, one of the deadliest episodes of 'friendly fire' by foreign forces in recent years.
The Noratlas Greek military aircraft was shot down by friendly fire on July 22, 1974 and, until recently, was buried under a mound at the memorial site at the Makedonitissa Tomb in Nicosia.
BAGHDAD: Soldiers from an Iraqi army unit in Anbar province have been killed in what seemed to be a 'friendly fire' incident, an Iraqi military officer and a police source said Thursday.
He said that the investigations into the incident have shown that it was believed the incident was a result of "friendly fire" involving a Javelin anti-tank missile fired by British personnel.
The incident was one of the deadliest friendly fire episodes of the war, which began 13 years ago next month.
Debi Allbutt's husband, Corporal Stephen Allbutt, died in 2003 when his Challenger tank came under "friendly fire" in Basra.
The President of Mauritania has reportedly been injured in a "friendly fire" incident in the country.
His statement said he realised Apaches were attacking the base as he had heard them before, and that it was a friendly fire incident.

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