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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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During Operation Grand Slam (August 1965), Akhnur, the main artery for India to access Occupied Kashmir was to be captured by powerful ground and air offensive.
USPRwire, Fri Sep 25 2015] An escalating security situation, with the Saudis mounting an air offensive in Yemen against the Houthis, AQAP seizing an airport and oil terminal in the south east and a government in exile, means the construction and infrastructure sectors are at a near standstill.
The strikes are the latest in the ongoing ground and air offensive against militants launched in North Waziristan in June 2014.
A prosecution service statement said the activist was accused of "spreading tendentious rumours" about the Gulf country's participation in the Saudi-led Arab coalition waging an air offensive against Houthi rebels in Yemen, and "attacking a state institution".
The official's comments came as Saudi Arabia announced its first casualties since starting the air offensive, with one soldier killed and 10 more wounded by gunfire from across the Yemeni border.
Summary: Saudi troops clashed with Yemeni Houthis Tuesday in the heaviest exchange of cross-border fire since the start of a Saudi-led air offensive last week, while Yemen's foreign minister called for a rapid Arab intervention on the ground.
The airstrikes were the first recorded in the governorate since the air offensive began.
He will examine the attitudes prevalent in the Air Ministry during the Second World War towards the strategic air offensive against Germany.
Army Air Force in World War II as a fighter pilot in the 9th Air Force in the European Air Offensive in Normandy, northern France and the Rhineland.
The Coalition air offensive is the beginning of an effort to disrupt IS supply lines ahead of an operation to take back Mosul from militants.
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.