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  • n. Plural form of shelling.


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  • He spent a year at primitive bases in Australia, and two years dodging shellings from the Japanese in Port Moresby, Dobodura, and Buna, New Guinea.


  • History unfolds at ground level all around Boyle, who is subject to the same fierce shellings, sudden deployments, brief friendships and no-warning losses as the rest of the troops, on terrain still bearing scars of wars from centuries past.

    Soldiering On When Trouble Breaks Out

  • With the multiple shellings, President Bashar al-Assad's government appears to have further embraced the violent strategy that other regimes, including Iran and Libya, have employed to clamp down on pro-democracy movements.

    Syria Boosts Shelling, Drawing Ire Abroad

  • With the shellings, Assad's government appears to have further embraced the violent strategy that regimes like Iran and Libya have employed to clamp down on pro-democracy movements.

    What's News: World-Wide

  • "Peacekeepers have always avoided civilian shellings and observe international humanitarian laws."

    Rising civilian toll ignites anger at African force as it battles Somali militants

  • South Korean officials respond to an exchange of fire with North Korea - one of the heaviest shellings since the end of the Korean War in 1953.

    North Sparks Korea Crisis

  • The Summary in my own words: Eight-year-old Ruba and her family lived in the village of Ein Douwra outside of Beirut to the rumbles of shellings.

    Review: A Girl Made of Dust by Nathalie Abi-Ezzi

  • He didn't have to describe the sounds of the shellings he heard in his bed at night, or how the fear of the shellings prevented him or his sister from ever going outside.


  • Shelling the launch sites of such shellings, the warehouses where the munitions are stored and the factories where they are manufactured is a legitimate military action.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • International law prohibits forced displacement, yet Israel caused it by targeting densely populated areas with bombings, shellings and ground assaults.

    Human Rights Situation in Occupied Palestine


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