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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The whole country has full faith in our armed forces." India is convinced Pakistan Army is complicit in the terror strike at the LoC not only because of the army giving a covering fire but also because general Qamar Javed Bajwa, Pakistan army chief visited the Hajipir sector only Sunday and interacted with the troops and terrorists on ground.
Now, in one walk around the block, you see people that do not shovel at all, people that shovel their drives and pile the snow on the sidewalk at the edge of their neighbor, people that use something akin to a small beach shovel wide, and so close to a fence you have to lean away from it to walk, people that live on corner lots that shovel both walks, but then pile all the snow on the corner, blocking it (and sometimes covering fire hydrants) and not shoveling out to connecting streets, and lastly and most disturbing is businesses that are doing some of the same things.
He added, "The covering fire that is given to them to infiltrate, it comes from their posts."
As soldiers from the Coyote went to his aid and transferred the injured Fijian to their vehicle, L-Cpl Monkhouse gave covering fire from a machine gun on top.
is trying to withdraw from Iraq under a political and media covering fire.
Despite being clearly exposed to the enemy, the dad-of-two provided vital covering fire to protect the men who could not advance in the bloody firefight.
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.
"Other soldiers gave covering fire while the rescue continued.
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.
He lost his life as he lay down covering fire to protect his fellow soldiers.
The group began a tactical retreat under heavy fire and their comrades at other positions in the area began to shoot covering fire.