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Wiktionary

  1. airstrikenoun

    A particular military strategy that utilizes air-based munitions to attack a target.

  2. Etymology: From air + strike.

Wikipedia

  1. Airstrike

    An airstrike, air strike, or air raid is an offensive operation carried out by aircraft. Air strikes are delivered from aircraft such as blimps, balloons, fighter aircraft, attack aircraft, bombers, attack helicopters, and drones. The official definition includes all sorts of targets, including enemy air targets, but in popular usage the term is usually narrowed to a tactical (small-scale) attack on a ground or naval objective as opposed to a larger, more general attack such as carpet bombing. Weapons used in an airstrike can range from direct-fire aircraft-mounted cannons and machine guns, rockets and air-to-surface missiles, to various types of aerial bombs, glide bombs, cruise missiles, ballistic missiles, and even directed-energy weapons such as laser weapons. In close air support, air strikes are usually controlled by trained observers on the ground for coordination with ground troops and intelligence in a manner derived from artillery tactics.

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  1. Airstrike

    An air strike is an attack on a specific objective by military aircraft during an offensive mission. Air strikes are commonly delivered from aircraft such as fighters, bombers, ground attack aircraft, and attack helicopters. The official definition includes all sorts of targets, including enemy air targets, but in popular use the term is usually narrowed to tactical attack on a ground or naval objective. Weapons used in an airstrike can range from machine gun bullets, missiles, to various types of bombs. Also commonly referred to as an air raid. In close air support, air strikes are usually controlled by trained observers for coordination with friendly ground troops in a manner derived from artillery tactics.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of airstrike in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of airstrike in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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  1. State Departments:

    In addition to threatening the U.S. with a possible attack, Abuhamzehs remarksthat the targets had been previously identified by Iran seemed to confirm the State Departments statement regarding the motivation behind the airstrike. Qassem Soleimani FUNERAL PROCESSION IN BAGHDAD DRAWS THOUSANDS OF MOURNERS CHANTING AMERICA IS THE GREAT SATAN Qassem Soleimani comments come after it U.S. defense officials told Fox News that more than 3,000 troops from the 82nd Airborne Divisions 1st Brigade Combat Team would be deployed to Kuwait. Irans top shadow commander, as Qassem Soleimani was known, was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of American and coalition service members and the wounding of thousands more. According to the State Departments, the airstrike was aimed at deterring future Iranian attack plans. Qassem Soleimani was actively developing plans to attack American diplomats and service members in Iraq and throughout the region, the United States will continue to take all necessary action to protect our people and our interests wherever they are around the world. Mourners gathering in the streets of Baghdad Saturday for Soleimanis funeral procession. Dressed in black military fatigues, the mostly male-dominated group carried Iraqi flags and the flags of Iran-backed militias that are fiercely loyal to Qassem Soleimani. In this image made from a video, mourners gather for a funeral procession for Gen. Qassem Soleimani, in Baghdad Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. ( PMF Media Office via AP) They were heard chanting.

  2. Ameer Alsamman:

    My mind started racing and I immediately thought it was an Israeli airstrike, since we have had a few of those in Latakia over the past few years, when I saw the reports of a massive earthquake in the middle of the night, I began to wish it had only been an airstrike.

  3. State Departments:

    Mourners chant slogans against the U.S. during the funeral of Qassem Soleimani, and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy commander of Iran-backed militias in Iraq known as the Popular Mobilization Forces, in the shrine of Imam Hussein in Karbala, Iraq, Baghdad Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. ( AP) In addition to threatening the U.S. with a possible attack, Abuhamzehs remarks that the targets had been previously identified by Iran seemed to confirm the State Departments statement regarding the motivation behind the airstrike. His comments come after it U.S. defense officials told Fox News that more than 3,000 troops from the 82nd Airborne Divisions 1st Brigade Combat Team would be deployed to Kuwait. Irans top shadow commander, as Qassem Soleimani was known, was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of American and coalition service members and the wounding of thousands more. According to State Departments, the airstrike was aimed at deterring future Iranian attack plans. Mourners step over a U.S. flags with pictures of President Trump while waiting for the funeral of Iran's top general Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy commander of Iran-backed militias in Iraq known as the Popular Mobilization Forces, in Baghdad, Iraq, Baghdad Saturday( AP) SOLEIMANI FUNERAL PROCESSION IN BAGHDAD DRAWS THOUSANDS OF MOURNERS CHANTING AMERICA IS Qassem Soleimani was actively developing plans to attack American diplomats and service members in Iraq and throughout the region, the United States will continue to take all necessary action to protect our people and our interests wherever they are around the world. Mourners gathering in the streets of Baghdad Saturday for Qassem Soleimani funeral procession. Dressed in black military fatigues, the mostly male-dominated group carried Iraqi flags and the flags of Iran-backed militias that are fiercely loyal to Qassem Soleimani. In this image made from a video, mourners gather for a funeral procession for Gen. Qassem Soleimani, in Baghdad Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. ( PMF Media Office via AP) They were heard chanting.

  4. Tina Smith:

    An airstrike launch like this should be done with a clear strategy and with input and authorization from Congress. We have a Constitution.

  5. Ahmad Mahat:

    From what I hear from my colleague in Sa'ada there are many bodies still at the scene of the airstrike, many missing people, it is impossible to know how many people have been killed. It seems to have been a horrific act of violence.

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