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air strike

[′er ‚strīk]
(ordnance)
An attack on specific objectives by fighter, bomber, or attack air craft on an offensive mission; may consist of several air organizations under a single command in the air.

air strike

An attack on specific objectives by fighters, bombers, or attack aircraft on an offensive mission.
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MPs voted on Wednesday night on whether the UK should join US-led coalition air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria.
The House of Commons voted in favour of air strikes by 397 to 223, a majority of 174, with most Conservative MPs and a sizeable minority of Labour politicians backing the plans.
Once the air strikes begin it will be a whole new ball game.
Saba said other air strikes hit a nearby girls school and damaged several civilian homes.
President Vladimir Putin sought to portray the air strikes as a preemptive attack against the Islamic militants who have taken over large parts of Syria and Iraq.
The Combined Joint Task Force statement further explained that 18 air strikes were launched in Iraq and seven in Syria.
MIRAN SHAH -- At least 43 terrorists were killed in air strikes by security forces in North Waziristan, according to Inter Services Public Relations.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Amnesty International (AI) said in a statement on Tuesday that a fact-finding mission by the organization indicates that multiple Turkish government air strikes on the village of Zergele, in northern Iraq's Kandil Mountains, recently killed eight residents and injured at least eight others, while it called on the Turkish government to launch an independent, impartial and effective investigation into the air strikes and to publicly release the findings.
A SERIES of US-led coalition air strikes targeting the Islamic State group's stronghold of Raqqa in eastern Syria has killed at least 10 militants and wounded many others.
The second wave of the Saudi air strikes targeted the capital Sana'a, where 54 people were killed in Saudi bombardment on the Special Security Forces (SSF).
TEHRAN (FNA)- Saudi Arabia continued pounding Yemeni provinces on Wednesday, and conducted 7 air strikes on Sa'ada.
Saudi-led coalition warplanes bombed Yemen on Wednesday despite an announcement by Riyadh that it was ending its campaign of air strikes, while renewed fighting erupted on the ground between rebels and forces loyal to the exiled president.