military target

military target

[′mil·i‚ter·ē ′tär·gət]
(ordnance)
Any industrial plant, city, or other object, or any person, group of persons, or force marked as a target for destruction, damage, injury, or capture because of its direct or indirect use in the conduct or support of an enemy's military endeavor.
In restricted usage, a military person, force, installation, or area marked as a target because of its use, or potential use, in direct military operations.
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JIAT through the study of the after-mission report, the analysis of satellite and intelligence images, and the open source of the Coalition Force's target location, found that a support aircraft was used to guide the bomb from the other fighter aircraft to the specific military target using one guided bomb, a malfunction in the bomb caused it to fall about 100 meters away from the military target, causing damage to an entrance and a small building inside the hospital wall of the claim, and the destruction of a gas station.
[28/October/2017] SANAA, Oct 28 (Saba) -- The Army forces' spokesman, Brigadier General Sharaf Luqman, denied Saudi lies that a ballistic missile targeted a Saudi government-run companies' residential complex in the southern border province of Najran, confirming that the missile hit a military target, in a statement received by Saba late on Friday.
The coalition forces destroyed a headquarters of Houthis in an area in northern Sa'ada, the statement added, stressing that the city is a military target of the coalition strikes as of 7pm this evening.
The organisation said that their field investigations found an 'absence of a clear military target' at seven of the eight sites it visited, raising 'possible laws-of-war violations that should be investigated'.
2- The planners of the operation avoided targeting the facilities of the military target, and identify the exact point of targeting to achieve the desired military advantage of the mission, and to ensure the safety of the buildings surrounding the target.
Nato said the four buildings in a rural area west of Tripoli were being used as an important command and control centre for attacks by Muammar Gaddafi's forces, and were a legitimate military target under the mandate of the UN resolution.
A dramatic tape of the F-16 flier's voice was issued to show that he thought he was attacking a military target.
In Saada, the Saudi-led aggression declared the whole governorate a military target but data shows air raids hit mostly non-military sites.
Armed Forces Minister Mr Doug Henderson said: "Our targeting is strictly on military targets. But if there is any civilian working in a military target area, they would be at risk.
The Coalition Land Forces requested a Close Air Support (CAS) for being under direct fire from Al-Houthi armed militia that were fortified in two buildings, it was also confirmed by the surveillance system, which makes it a legitimate military target of a high value where its destruction will achieve a military advantage, and drops its legal protection of civilian objects in accordance with Article (52) paragraphs (2/3) of the First Additional Protocol to the Geneva Conventions.
After watching figures emerge from one building and leave aboard the lead vehicle as the house erupted in flames the pilot decided he had spotted a valid military target and the lead vehicle was destroyed with a 500lb laser-guided bomb.
It was unclear last night whether they were on their way to blow up a military target and were forced to abandon their plans.

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