mop-up operation

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mop-up operation

Any action or procedure meant to cleanse, eradicate, or resolve any final or lingering loose ends. We've gotten most of the hard work done for the merger—we'll just send our legal team through our accounts on a mop-up operation to make sure everything is in order before the move is finalized. The dictator began a massive mop-up operation after assuming total power, sending troops throughout the country to round up and execute any remaining dissidents.
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While contending that some the illicit firearms were surrendered by some individuals, Adeoye maintained that his command recovered others through its mop up operations, stressing that the ultimatum given by the Inspector General of Police had expired but 'we have recovered few as a result of that ultimatum given.'
The SDF fighters ended their mop up operations near al-Etehad university, and the villages of Madani Kabir, Madani Saghir and Sheikh Yahya and launched fresh offensives on the ISIL positions from the town's Western flank.
"The SDF fighters also carried out mop up operations in Hamdoun farms, silos areas and the village of Rasm al-Akhzar in the Southern side of Manbij and deployed forces at positions only one kilometer away from the town," the sources added.
Now gay people are the robots sent in to do the hand-to-hand combat and mop up operations in the Canna caves?
The Commissioner alluded that through mop up operations in the coastal communities, the quantity of arms so far recovered between November to January stands at 800 but the command is not resting on its oars to ensure criminals are dispossessed of the left over small and light ammunition with which they have continued to terrorise unarmed public.