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weapon

Vox populi A man-made or -modified artifice designed to kill or maim. See Biological weapon, Chemical weapon, Safe weapon, Special weapon.
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He noted that Turkey was fulfilling its obligations as a peace-guarantor in Syria, withdrawing the opposition, heavy weapons and the military from the DMZ.
The head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Rami Abdel-Rahman, said even Syria's former Al-Qaeda branch Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham, and "other less influential militants have withdrawn their heavy weapons from large areas of the demilitarized zone," hoping to avoid a confrontation with Turkish troops and allied Syrian fighters.
'This morning Burma Army troops arrived at the entrance of the village and shot heavy weapons into the village about eight times,' Tar Aik Kyaw said.
The Indian envoy was told that the Indian forces along the Line of Control and the Working Boundary were continuously targeting civilian populated areas with heavy weapons.
16 ( ANI ): An armed group has stormed Tripoli's Mitiga International Airport with heavy weapons killing at least 11 people and leaving many injured.
Aden, Rajab 15, 1438, April 12, 2017, SPA -- Al-Houthi and ousted Saleh coup militias have violated more than 750 mosques in Yemen ranging from complete bombing, shelling by heavy weapons, and looting their contents, in addition to using some mosques as places for eating Qatt and barracks for armed militias of Al-Houthi and ousted Saleh.
One soldier was killed and thousands of people were evacuated after a fire and a series of explosions on Sunday at one of Sri Lanka's biggest ammunition dumps, where the army stores heavy weapons, officials said.
December 30, 2015 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese government has completed the first stage of a plan aimed at collecting heavy weapons from the troubled western Sudan region of Darfur.
They have seized or bought a considerable amount of heavy weapons and transport so that until recently, and maybe still, they outgunned the Kurdish Peshmurga and other opponents but they still have no air force and very limited anti-aircraft defence.
In his words, the Pentagon is determined to go on with plans to reassert, through deployment of heavy weapons, support for Eastern European member states against what NATO calls potential "aggression" coming from Russia.
The fighting, in which both sides used heavy weapons, went far beyond the regular low-level skirmishing which has regularly punctuated a ceasefire brokered in February by the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France, but which has nonetheless claimed lives on an almost daily basis.
The Iraqi prime minister met Tuesday with US President Barack Obama, having said that he intended to ask for a "marked increase" in heavy weapons for his forces to repel IS, which has captured a swathe of territory in Iraq and Syria.