forward edge of the battle area

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forward edge of the battle area (FEBA)

The foremost limits of a series of areas in which ground combat units are deployed. The area is designated to coordinate fire support, the positioning of forces, or the maneuver of units. It excludes the areas in which the covering or screening forces are operating.
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