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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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Serbian television showed large fires that consumed two buildings in the heart of downtown Belgrade hours after a defiant President Clinton vowed to intensify airstrikes in the hope that, eventually, hundreds of thousands of displaced people could return home.
That is why our airstrikes are now increasingly focused on military targets there.
Privately, alliance officials are growing increasingly uncertain the airstrikes will succeed.
In Syria near Ar Raqqah, one airstrike struck an ISIL staging area, the announcement said.
Near Tal Abyadh, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL fighting position.
In Syria, fighter and remotely piloted aircraft launched eight airstrikes: Near Ar Raqqah, where one airstrike had inconclusive results; Near Mar'a, where six airstrikes struck five ISIL tactical units and destroyed an ISIL mortar tube, an ISIL vehicle and an ISIL weapons cache, and Near Tal Abyad, where one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL fighting positions.
Near Al Baghdadi, one airstrike destroyed an ISIL rocket firing position.
Near Al Hawl, where one airstrike destroyed an ISIL bunker.
In Syria five airstrikes were carried out near four locations; Near Al Hawl, one airstrike destroyed an ISIL front end loader.
In Syria near Al Hawl, one airstrike struck an ISIL large tactical unit and destroyed eight ISIL fighting positions, a Coalition statement said.
In a sharp challenge to President Clinton, the House voted Wednesday to bar the president from sending ground troops to Yugoslavia without congressional approval and then on a tie vote refused to support NATO airstrikes against Serbia.
The Senate had voted on March 23 to approve the airstrikes.