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- n. The shooting or exploding of artillery shells.
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- n. Artillery bombardment.
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- n. shooting artillery shells
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The rocket and shellfire for a third day at the port is preventing international aid ships from reaching the city that is controlled by rebels but surrounded by government forces.
From here, a retired military man, a saintly figure suffering from cancer called Jerry Hume, working for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), ran a lifeline of basic supplies (plus the less essential, occasional journalist) into the inferno of shellfire.
Israeli shelling kills 2 Gaza militants: Israeli shellfire killed two Palestinian militants and wounded six people, including a 10-year-old girl, in the Gaza Strip, Palestinian medical workers and an official with a militant group said.
The following day the capital was under shellfire.
The uproar reached a climax in late afternoon—“We had given ourselves up for lost, since we were just about to be discovered and killed”—when, after a sudden burst of shellfire, the noise stopped.
He then walked through endless wards, observing the results of shrapnel, shellfire, bayonets, swords, lances, and artillery concussions, as well as the victims of tetanus, gas gangrene, and liquid fire.
Rocket fire was minimal, although Israeli shellfire continued.
Moreover, I have a strong allergy to incoming shellfire.
There had been a couple hours of shellfire from the invasion fleet, but that had ended half an hour earlier, and it was eerily quiet.
The panzers succeeded in pushing the 22nd Guards Brigade back, but there was no breakthrough to justify the heavy losses from enemy shellfire–the 15th Panzer commander Neumann-Silkow was one victim–and soon after dark Crüwell was forced to call it a day.