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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.
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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.
Nobody likes to see innocent civilians killed in a war zone but the blame for these tragedies lies with the terrorists who caused the war in the first place," American Legion National Commander Clarence E.
INSURANCE premiums for soldiers have soared 40 per cent due to so many being killed and injured in war zones.
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.
UN spokesman Gordon Weiss said today the international organisation had long warned of a potential bloodbath in the war zone and said "that bloodbath has become a reality".
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.
The Sri Lanka Army accused Tamil Tiger rebels Saturday of shooting civilians fleeing from the war zone.
Though she's a few hundred miles from the war zone in Iraq, Airman 1st Class Corina Scagliola helps keep American Airmen and Soldiers off dangerous Iraqi convoy routes plagued by roadside bombs and sniper attacks.
Maybe you will find that the percentage of soldiers killed in Iraq in a war zone is far less that any deaths that happen in the USA so you can blame President Bush for that also.
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.