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  • n  an artillery base to support advancing troops

  • We left the Restrepo firebase the usual way: a series of sprints down an exposed trail interspersed with a quick breather behind a hesco barrier something like a six-cubic foot .
  • The firebase has been repeatedly rocketed.
  • American soldiers at the Shkin firebase in Afghanistan live precariously on the front line, a target for al-Qaeda and Taliban fighters who launch frequent strikes from camps in .

  • Gulbuddin Hekmatyar in BBC News
    There were occasions when I stayed in a place that was hardly 500 yards from a US firebase,Mr Hekmatyar says. "The US helicopters virtually flew over my head and we could hit them with a Kalashnikov rifle. But the Americans were unable to...

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