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heavy weapon

[′hev·ē ′wep·ən]
(ordnance)
Any weapon such as a howitzer, mortar, heavy machine gun, and recoilless rifle that is usually part of infantry equipment.
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16 ( ANI ): An armed group has stormed Tripoli's Mitiga International Airport with heavy weapons killing at least 11 people and leaving many injured.
WAH CANNT -- Rangers backed by other law enforcement agencies and Police in a pre dawn operation picked three suspects with heavy weapons and shifted them to an unknown place for interrogation, official sources said.
TEHRAN (FNA)- ISIL has started sending more tanks and heavy weapons to the Eastern province of Deir Ezzur to reinvigorate its defense lines amid the Syrian Army troops' rapid advances in Homs, Raqqa and Hama provinces towards Deir Ezzur, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Tuesday.
Indian army undertook unprovoked firing of small arms and including heavy weapons and mortars along LOC in Chirikot and Satwal sector.
Homs, SANA -- During combing operations in al-Waer neighborhood in Homs after it was cleared of weapons and militants, the authorities uncovered on Tuesday a base, workshop for manufacturing IEDs and shells, and a field hospital used by terrorists, in addition a large amount of heavy weapons.
The report pointed out that the mosques that were blown up by the Houthis amounted to 80 mosques and bombarded by tanks and heavy weapons reached 41, while they stormed and abused 117 mosques and turned 157 mosques into military barracks where they took Qatt, Hubble bubble and drug smelling.
One soldier was killed and thousands of people were evacuated after a fire and a series of explosions on Sunday at one of Sri Lanka's biggest ammunition dumps, where the army stores heavy weapons, officials said.
December 30, 2015 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese government has completed the first stage of a plan aimed at collecting heavy weapons from the troubled western Sudan region of Darfur.
They have seized or bought a considerable amount of heavy weapons and transport so that until recently, and maybe still, they outgunned the Kurdish Peshmurga and other opponents but they still have no air force and very limited anti-aircraft defence.
In his words, the Pentagon is determined to go on with plans to reassert, through deployment of heavy weapons, support for Eastern European member states against what NATO calls potential "aggression" coming from Russia.
The fighting, in which both sides used heavy weapons, went far beyond the regular low-level skirmishing which has regularly punctuated a ceasefire brokered in February by the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France, but which has nonetheless claimed lives on an almost daily basis.
The Iraqi prime minister met Tuesday with US President Barack Obama, having said that he intended to ask for a "marked increase" in heavy weapons for his forces to repel IS, which has captured a swathe of territory in Iraq and Syria.