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  • noun Plural form of gunbattle.


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  • Dario Lopez-Mills/Associated Press Journalists sat in a hallway as gunbattles raged outside the hotel.

    Freed From the Rixos

  • Veracruz, the state's largest city, and the neighboring suburb of Boca del Rio were already on edge after weeks of gunbattles involving drug traffickers.

    Mexico: Two Face 30 Years In Prison For Tweets

  • In Mexico, gunbattles between rival gangs killed 18 people in the northeastern town of Abasolo on Monday, a day after seven police officers and an inmate died in an ambush of a convoy transporting prisoners in the western part of the country.

    World Watch

  • U.S. and Afghan forces arrived here to stay in late 2010 and have been involved in sporadic gunbattles, such as two firefights in late June lasting several hours each.

    Tribal loyalties remain challenge for forces in Afghanistan

  • Residents also told USA TODAY there were protests in the eastern town of Darnah, and that by Friday, Zuwarah, 68 miles west of Tripoli and Misurata, 120 miles east of Tripoli, were completely controlled by protesters after fierce gunbattles by the militia using heavy artillery.

    Protesters brave violence in Libya's capital

  • Malik said four to six heavily armed militants dressed in black used ladders to climb into the base late Sunday, setting off intense gunbattles and several explosions.

    Pakistan Retakes Naval Base After Militant Attack

  • The military official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said 14 militants were killed in gunbattles with security after an ambush on two military outposts in the area of Dufas close to Zinjibar.

    17 militants, 3 soldiers killed in Yemen fighting

  • The group, whose name means "Western Education Is Sin," killed at least 500 people last year, in near-weekly gunbattles timed with bombings of churches, mosques, banks and government building.

    Deadly Attack on Church in Nigeria

  • Meanwhile, Egypt lodged a formal protest against Israel on Friday, saying five members of its security forces were killed during Israel's gunbattles with militants along the border.

    Israel Reports String of Rocket Attacks from Gaza

  • Nov. 4-5, 2011: More than 100 people killed in coordinated bombings at mosques and churches and gunbattles with police in Nigeria's restive north.

    Rising Nigeria's Violence Imperils Stability


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