covering fire


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fire that makes it difficult for the enemy to fire on your own individuals or formations

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With a South Korean destroyer and a Lynx helicopter providing covering fire, special navy forces stormed the hijacked vessel in a pre-dawn rescue that left eight of the pirates dead and five captured, Lt Gen Lee Sung-ho told reporters.
As they withdrew, their retreat was met by covering fire from men of the Kings Royal Irish Hussars.
Tony Evans, 20, from Sunderland, was killed providing covering fire in November 2008.
During the patrol he and his comrades were required to provide covering fire for the evacuation of an injured colleague and Rifleman Kinggett was shot and killed.
The 19-year-old was shot dead on patrol in Sangin, Helmand Province, on Thursday while providing covering fire so an injured colleague could be evacuated.
THE "huge bravery" of a North East Royal Marine who was fatally wounded in a rooftop gunfight while giving covering fire to his comrades was hailed by a coroner yesterday.
PPSYSM meets the FIFA/UEFA requirements for stadium seating systems made of polypropylene for the building of new or the modernisation of old football stadia and has been certified to DIN 4102 (German regulation covering fire prevention in buildings), classification B1 and B2 in injection moulded and blow moulded applications.
And despite the bullet coming within a millimetre of his jugular and taking out a chunk of his neck he still managed to give his mates covering fire.
A soldier killed in Afghanistan while providing covering fire for fellow troops will "remain forever young", his family said.
Currently, China Fire has 52 issued patents covering fire detection, system control and fire extinguishing technologies.
Liverpool's Captain Parkinson commanded the Fire Support Group in Iraq ensuring covering fire for his fellow soldiers.
Grenadier Guardsman Daryl Hickey was shot dead as he provided covering fire while fellow soldiers attacked a Taliban position in Helmand province on July 12.
Four soldiers were strapped to the small side "wings" of two Apaches, while a third Apache and other units provided covering fire to recover his body.
Longstaff provided covering fire while Sergeant First Class Richard Bryant, a member of Longstaff's convoy, assisted the Soldiers trapped behind a civilian vehicle.
The first of a nine-part complement of new software covering fire and emergency medical records management came to life this month.