main battle area


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main battle area

That portion of the battlefield in which the decisive battle is fought to defeat the enemy. For any particular command, the main battle area extends rearward from the forward edge of the battle area to the rear boundary of the command's subordinate units.
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Brawner said the clearing operations were being undertaken 'sector by sector' in the 24 barangays that used to be the main battle area between the soldiers and members of the Islamic State-Maute Group.
I believe the money is still inside the main battle area," he added.
But Macabando said residents outside the former main battle area, whose houses were burned during the siege, would also receive housing units.
MANILA, Philippines Six companies have offered unsolicited proposals to develop the main battle area in Marawi City, an official said on Wednesday.
The death of Hapilon, Omar Maute, one of the founders of the extremist group that bears his family name, and financier Mahmud Ahmad, in separate military assaults, weakened the organization considerably as remaining members tried to flee from the main battle area.
According to the military officials, two armed men, believed to be stragglers from the Maute Group died following an encounter with soldiers at around 8:40pm on Wednesday at the main battle area in Marawi City.
Suscano, at the same time, revealed that when the Marawi siege erupted or started on May 23, 2017, Dar was there and was holding lots of money when he and other members of the terrorist group managed to escaped from the MBA or main battle area.
MANILA, Philippines Six companies have offered to rehabilitate the main battle area in Marawi, Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) Chairman Eduardo del Rosario said yesterday.
Marawi Mayor Majul Gandamra said some 98,000 families, which had returned home after the military allowed resettlement in areas outside of the main battle area, were not among the beneficiaries of the housing units.
Mercado also recognised the Marine Battalion Landing Team 7's role in conquering three "critical entrances" to the main battle area of Marawi City, which were the bridges of Mapandi, Bangolo and Masui.
The main battle area had shrunk to five hectare area with only about 150 buildings and structures need to be cleared.
In the first days, when we were not able to establish that security cordon around the main battle area, that was the time when they were able to slip out with their war booty.