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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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The first discussion about the possibility of waging a joint ground and air offensive against Romania's transportation network began on April 8, 1944.
Of the 5,000 air strikes carried out by Russia since it began its air offensive in Syria on Sept.
Washington launched an air offensive in Iraq and neighbouring Syria last summer after Islamic State's killing and enslaving of thousands of Sinjar's Yazidi residents focused international attention on the group's violent campaign to impose its ideology.
Against the crimson backdrop of the blasts in Ankara with a death toll crossing 100 and the Israeli killing of women and children near the Gaza border fence there comes the news of a Russian air offensive in Syria that was last seen in WW II.
[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.
The airstrikes were the first recorded in the governorate since the air offensive began.
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.
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.