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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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Kabul [Afghanistan], Mar 16 ( ANI ): At least four Islamic State (IS) militants were killed in a United States' airstrike in Kunar province in Afghanistan on Thursday, according to the Afghan military forces.
Tolo news quoted a source as saying that Afghan security forces had asked for an airstrike to support its ground forces in retaking a security outpost in the district but the area was retaken before the airstrike took place and that the U.
Near Kobane, one airstrike destroyed an ISIL artillery piece.
Near Ar Raqqah, one airstrike struck an ISIL tactical unit.
Near Palmyra, one airstrike destroyed two excavators.
Near Al Hasakah, one airstrike destroyed an ISIL vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED), it said.
In Syria 10 airstrikes were conducted near seven locations: Near Abu Kamal, one airstrike struck an ISIL crude oil collection point.
In Syria near Al Hawl, one airstrike destroyed three ISIL bunkers, the announcement said.
In Syria near Al Hawl, one airstrike destroyed an ISIL bunker and an ISIL trench, the announcement said.
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.