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dogfight

Air-to-air combat at a very close range and in visual contact with each other, at least initially. The result of any dogfight is dependent on the pilot's skill, the aircraft's performance, and the initial position. The most important factor is the pilot's skill. In the past, pilots tried to position their aircraft behind the enemy's and shoot it down. Today, it is only necessary to find a firing solution without being shot down.
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The GDN reported in May last year on illegal dog fights taking place across Bahrain.
The evil gang have since bombarded Angus with underground dog magazines, photographs and sickening videos of dog fight champions.
"People involved in dog fighting are not everyday people who toe the line every day of the year except for going to occasional dog fights, they are criminals who are involved in a barbaric and cruel pastime.
Here charity officers found a dog training centre where pit bulls were brutally trained to take part in dog fights.
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He claimed that the organisers could not succeed to hold dog fights.
Some organised dog fights are known to last up to five hours.
Last week the GDN reported how photos of a dog fight taking place in Isa Town had been posted on Instagram.
Ten men have been convicted for their involvement with an organised dog fight which took place at a Birmingham kitchen appliance store.
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Despite it being banned almost 200 years ago, there could be one dog fight taking place every day in the UK.