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air offensive

Sustained operations by strategic and/or tactical aircraft and aerial weapon systems against hostile air forces and/or surface targets.
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According to InterServices Public Relations, military's public affairs wing, seven vehicles and four hideouts of militants was also destroyed in the air offensive.
That meant CENTAF's major air offensive started 28 hours after ground forces had begun their advance and had overrun many areas.
Hajko was awarded the Air Medal with 12 Oak Leaf Clusters, the American Defense Service Medal and the European- African Theater Campaign Ribbon with three bronze stars for service in Normandy, Northern France and the Air Offensive European Campaigns.
The air offensive had hit the headquarters of the Nusra Front, an insurgent group which was a tactical ally to many anti-Assad Syrian rebels.
We are W told that an air offensive may take up to three years.
Ahmad Javed Saleem, spokesman for the ANA Commando Unit, told Pajhwok Afghan News more than 30 fighters -- mostly Pakistani militants -- were killed in the ground and air offensive.
Whether the US and UK continue with an air offensive only in Iraq or joins an extended campaign in Syria to attack IS, the complexities and potential consequences of either becoming embroiled in another prolonged conflict or of doing nothing, mean we are stepping into a great unknown.
Hamas has recovered from previous rounds of violence with Israel, including a major three-week ground operation in January 2009 and another weeklong air offensive in 2012.
The Pakistani government had started an air offensive on June 15 in response to June 8 attack at Jinnah International Airport in Karachi.
Gaza, July 9 (Petra)-A Gazan was killed and another was injured by an Israeli airstrike on a motorcycle in the northern Gaza Strip on Wednesday, bringing the death toll of Israel's latest air offensive on Gaza to 25.
298 and parts of paragraphs 7 and 9 appeared in Charles Webster and Noble Frankland The Strategic Air Offensive Against Germany, 1939-1945 (4 vols.
In this work for historians, scholars, strategists, policy makers, and war buffs, Lambeth (Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments) offers a detailed narrative and assessment of the American and allied contribution to the three-week air offensive of Operation Iraqi Freedom, the military operation that led to the defeat of Saddam Hussein in 2003.