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  • noun Plural form of crossfire.

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Examples

  • And caught in the crossfires are the refugees, particularly the women and children, who are believed to have fled the refugee camps on foot, bringing with thema fewbelongings.

    Lebanon seeks military aid from U.S.

  • The National Human Rights Commission called on the government last December to conduct independent inquiries into the incidents of extra-judicial killings in the country, particularly those involving "crossfires".

    INTER PRESS SERVICE

  • Perhaps, it would have been a military policy that whenever a certain village or community is locked up in a firefight between soldiers and extremists, the first thing that comes to mind among the military officials was to let the civilians flee from the scene to escape being caught in the crossfires.

    Taliban Extremists Capitalize on Civilians

  • How many more children and innocent civilians would be caught between the crossfires?

    What Needs to be Done in Gaza?

  • By 3: 00 today 200 people were here for that snowball fight in the middle of downtown D.C. Now police officers did arrive when some of the cars driving by became involved, found themselves in the snowball crossfires, if you will.

    CNN Transcript Dec 19, 2009

  • Perhaps, it would have been a military policy that whenever a certain village or community is locked up in a firefight between soldiers and extremists, the first thing that comes to mind among the military officials was to let the civilians flee from the scene to escape being caught in the crossfires.

    Taliban Extremists Capitalize on Civilians

  • How many more children and innocent civilians would be caught between the crossfires?

    What Needs to be Done in Gaza?

  • In parts of Mexico right now, violent gunmen are trading bullets, and innocent people are being caught in crossfires in a violent drug war.

    CNN Transcript Feb 27, 2009

  • This had the intended result of localizing drug crime to a small area and freeing residents elsewhere from drug-related crossfires.

    Maia Szalavitz: The Wire V. the Baltimore Sun: Which Covers Addiction Better?

  • Aside from all the crossfires from both parties in their adds, this has made me stop right here and vote for him.

    McCain and Obama Palling Around? Must Be the Al Smith Dinner - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com

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