armed enemy

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"Hit the armed enemy who continues to sow terror to our communities,' he said.
Such decisions are crucial for the peace, security, and protection of civilians in both Syria and Yemen, where the United States and its allies are killing mostly civilians rather than armed enemy.
Flying Mirage 2000s into a nuclear armed enemy state's territory just to 'show that we can', lying about the outcome of the 'strike' by claiming JeM hideouts were blown to bits with 300 terrorists killed but only managing to fell a few trees was beyond reckless and ill-conceived.
Melvin Morris distinguished himself by acts of gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty while serving as commander of a Strike Force drawn from Company D, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), 1st Special Forces, during combat operations against an armed enemy in the vicinity of Chi Lang, Republic of Vietnam on Sept.
Three retired Soldiers were honored at the Pentagon Tuesday for exceptional gallantry in action against an armed enemy while serving in Afghanistan as civilian contractors.
Special Operations Command Africa (SOCAF) has concluded that the only casualties were those of armed enemy combatants," the two paragraph statement read.
SGT Kevin Robertson and SSG Guido Cozzarelli subdue an armed enemy using nonlethal tactics during the Tactical Combatives Trainer Course March 24 at the Army National Guard Warrior Training Center at Fort Benning, Ga.
Our craft demands exposure to hostile conditions, which could include an armed enemy or a contaminated environment.
He won his VC for leading a bayonet charge against 50 armed enemy infantry and then single-handedly took out a machine-gun post to ensure the safety of his unit.
a pistil, strewing armed enemy forces as so many spores until seven
However, the International Security Assistance Force ( ISAF ) in a statement said: "A Coalition precision strike resulted in the death of one armed enemy combatant during an operation in Dangam District, Kunar Province on Tuesday." It said that no civilian casualties or damage to structures occurred during this operation, or any recent reports of civilian casualties in Coalition operation in Kunar Province.
Swenson distinguished himself by acts of gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as embedded advisor to the Afghan National Border Police, Task Force Phoenix, Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan in support of 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, during combat operations against an armed enemy in Kunar Province, Afghanistan on September 8th, 2009.