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war zone

n. an area where things get rough; a tough neighborhood. Unfortunately our offices are in a war zone, and we have to be on the way home before dark.
See also: war, zone
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But Gray said: "Frankly, the First Minister is damn right calling a new hospital a war zone is not appropriate.
Garthwaite emphasizes the key role that one's own personality and circumstances play in war zone survival, and prescribes a strong foundation of preparation in conjunction with a healthy dose of local insight in addition to close attention to one's instincts as key to survival.
Yesterday, Tamil Tiger suicide bombers targeted troops clearing out the last pockets of rebel resistance in the war zone.
Yesterday Tamil Tiger suicide bombers targeted troops clearing out the last pockets of rebel resistance in the war zone.
International concern has grown for tens of thousands of civilians under threat from artillery raids in the war zone.
Shanmugarajah said many more were likely killed in the barrage, but they were buried where they fell instead of being taken to the makeshift hospital where he works in the war zone.
A Government doctor later estimated that as many as 1,000 civilians could have been killed in the two nights of artillery attacks on Sri Lanka's northern war zone.
SRI LANKA: Tens of thousands of civilians trapped in Sri Lanka's northern war zone are facing starvation, the Tamil Tiger rebels warned as the UN sent its top humanitarian official to assess the crisis.
Concern for the safety of the civilians trapped in the ever-shrinking war zone has increased in recent weeks as the government pushed ahead with.
When Attilio gets word that she's been hurt in an air raid, he wriggles his way into the war zone.
Iraq: The Story You'll Never Get From The Media combines a compilation of columns written by Rusty Wilson for the 'Orange County Register' while he served on a Forward Operations Base in an Iraqi war zone, (and which ran between July and December 2004), with a brief historical review of Iraq's history, how civilian contractors got work in war-torn Iraq, the stories of soldiers on the line, the Iraqis encountered, and Wilson's afterthoughts on his experiences and observations once he had returned to the safety of United States.
For some reason the network sends Matthew into a war zone with one of their news teams.
The FAR does not recognize the realities of the war zone.
Andy Ramirez: Having observed both borders and spoken with law enforcement officials, the Southern border is a war zone, while the Northern border has been completely neglected by both DHS and the administration.
Wars set Armed Forces financial managers apart from almost all other financial managers--either in government or in the private sector Few financial managers outside the Department of Defense (DoD) must execute budgets in a war zone.