killing zone

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an area where a battle has occurred with many fatalities

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The killing zones must be dismantled, and their architects discredited.
Civilians had to be taken into consideration and given the opportunity to exit from neighborhoods generously salted with foreign fighters; neighborhoods that would shortly boil over into lethal killing zones.
One such killing zone, the Sunni district of Jurf al-Sakhr, was cleared in late October.