surgical strike


: a carefully planned military attack that does not damage the surrounding area

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Recent Examples on the Web Whoever did this did a surgical strike against the Hamas leadership. Timothy H.j. Nerozzi Fox News, Fox News, 2 Jan. 2024

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“Surgical strike.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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