Examples of civilian in a Sentence
The bomb injured 12 civilians.
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Al-Sadr's Shiite militia known as the the Mahdi Army was blamed for the mass killings of Sunni civilians in sectarian violence that wracked Iraq in 2006 and 2007, and for cleansing Sunnis from parts of Baghdad.
At least 16 people were killed and seven wounded when gunmen opened fire on civilians in the bustling commercial area of Tarmiya, near Baghdad, Said al-Jassim, the head of the town's Sheikhs Council, told Iraqi state television on Wednesday.
In 2007, Bush sent an additional twenty thousand troops to Iraq to quell the insurgency, but, two years later, car bombs were killing hundreds of civilians in Baghdad each month.
Israel wasn’t targeting Syria’s chemical weapons program, as the US would do four days later in response to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s chemical attack on civilians in the Syrian town of Douma.
Elsewhere, the border is protected by the Rapid Support Forces, a division of the Sudanese military that was formed from the janjaweed militias who led attacks on civilians in the Darfur conflict.
No casualties were reported as a result of the raid, which was a response to the regime’s suspected use of chlorine and sarin on civilians in the town of Douma, killing dozens of people.
Certainly people should not calm down about the effort to reduce the suffering of civilians in Syria.
Trump said the strikes were intended to deter the use of chemical weapons like the attack on civilians in the Syrian town of Douma last week.
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CIVILIAN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of civilian for English Language Learners
: a person who is not a member of the military or of a police or firefighting force
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