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  • n. Plural form of airstrike.


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  • So Sgt. Chris Grove, whose expertise extends to calling in airstrikes from the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan, brought his squad to a spot near the runway and set up what would become an air-traffic control center.

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  • When Miller and his group reached an insurgent compound, they opened fire and called in airstrikes, then assessed the damage.

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  • An interesting phrase - "with our hands tied" Granted, the rules of engagement might not permit you to call in airstrikes in an urban area, or shoot back when you can't see what you are shooting at.

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  • In the farm cafe, run by Stuart’s wife, Tracy, I even hear excited mutterings about paintball airstrikes from a plane on a crane.

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  • Their mission was to link up with the three Afghan warlords in the Tora Bora area, in particular Hazarat Ali, and provide them tactical advice and intelligence and above all accurately map out the al-Qaeda hideouts in the mountains and then call in American airstrikes.

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  • The recent operations come after a nearly yearlong pause in American airstrikes, which were halted amid concerns that poor intelligence had led to bungled missions and civilian deaths that were undercutting the goals of the secret campaign.

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  • Citing U.S. officials, The New York Times said that after nearly a year-long pause in American airstrikes, the U.S. has accelerated its campaign in an attempt to keep militants linked to al-Qaida from consolidating power.

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  • Israel said the airstrikes were a response to dozens of mortars fired Saturday in the largest barrage in years.

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  • "The regime must be bad if it brought us to this stage," said one Tripoli resident, Mohammed, referring to the airstrikes.

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  • One US military official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, called airstrikes from U.S. unmanned drones "a recruiting windfall for the Pakistani Taliban."

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