military target

military target

[′mil·i‚ter·ē ′tär·gət]
(ordnance)
Any industrial plant, city, or other object, or any person, group of persons, or force marked as a target for destruction, damage, injury, or capture because of its direct or indirect use in the conduct or support of an enemy's military endeavor.
In restricted usage, a military person, force, installation, or area marked as a target because of its use, or potential use, in direct military operations.
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Turning to Yemen, Raad underlined that Saudi Arabia had no military target to bomb in the war-torn country, noting that the Kingdom is only targeting civilians.
The monitor came out with a report on Yemen last week that said Saudi Arabia has been violating international law with its air campaign, striking civilian casualties in areas that showed "no evident military target.
The coalition forces destroyed a headquarters of Houthis in an area in northern Sa'ada, the statement added, stressing that the city is a military target of the coalition strikes as of 7pm this evening.
In the absence of specific information about the effective contribution a given house made to military action and the clear advantage gained by destroying it, the fact that a Hamas or Islamic Jihad military branch operative lived in it, is insufficient grounds to make the house a legitimate military target.
At the same time, the ECLJ contends that attacking a legitimate military target is not a war crime and argues that Israel is complying with international law - taking the necessary precautions before striking a military target near civilians.
Human Rights investigated four Israeli airstrikes "that resulted in civilian casualties and either did not attack a legitimate military target or attacked despite the likelihood of civilian casualties being disproportionate to the military gain.
The network's "team couldn't find any military target near the school.
SEOUL (TAP) -- Amid rising tension in the peninsula, South Korea's prime minister Chung Hong-won has visited an island that the North indentify as a potential military target.
ISRAEL has carried out a rare air strike on a military target inside Syria, foreign officials and Syrian state TV said yesterday, amid fears that President Bashar Assad's regime is providing weapons to the Islamic militant group Hezbollah.
The laws of war also prohibit attacks that strike military targets and civilians indiscriminately, such as those that are not directedat a specific military target.
He told parliament Syria was a "clear and present threat" and any "military element" approaching the Turkish border from Syria would be treated as a threat and a military target.
Minnawi troops are designed as military target by the Sudanese government since last year and they clash regularly with the Sudanese army which accuses Juba of supporting him.

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