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  • Organized into platoon-size units, they have used rocket propelled grenades and assault rifles in battles against more heavily armed government forces for control of key areas of central San'a, according to tribal leaders.

    Yemeni Leader Hardens Stance, as Clashes Rise

  • Their platoon-size unit was attacked by as many as 200 insurgents during the early morning hours of July 13, 2008.

    Army Reverses Punishment For Officers Found Responsible For Deadly Afghanistan Firefight

  • The battle raged for twelve hours until the platoon-size garrison heroically repelled the attackers with the assistance of air support.

    Percy Blakeney: Hold the Line in Afghanistan

  • And I'm talking about company-size units, platoon-size units, squads (INAUDIBLE) out in the field, you know, living, working, fighting, training with Afghan security forces, army and police principally.

    CNN Transcript Dec 7, 2009

  • Squad- and platoon-size groups of men blasted and burned the Japanese out of pillboxes and underground defenses using flamethrowers, grenades, and point-blank howitzer fire, the brutal techniques Allied troops had found effective in earlier Pacific campaigns.

    Into the Rising Sun

  • And officials saw more and more instances of coordination between military-style units and terrorist operators: suicide bombs followed by ambushes; efforts to -- breach heavy defenses with combined attacks including platoon-size forces.

    Unmasking the Insurgents

  • The brief report never suggests the American troops were “surrounded”, but merely states that their patrol was “approached by a platoon-size element of Iranian soldiers.”

    Truth and Lies in Media Reports on Iran

  • CompanyA unit with at least two platoon-size units and a headquarters, usually commanded by a captain

    The Blog of War

  • This is probably an armored platoon-size unit, and this is near where the first strike was.

    CNN Transcript Nov 2, 2001

  • A platoon-size unit of approximately 24 men was involved in the capture.

    DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE REPORT

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