Definition of human shield in English:
A person or group of people held near a potential target to deter attack.
- Chechen rebels used ethnic Russian civilians as human shields during the brutal war in Chechnya.
- Iraq largely used voluntary human shields to immunize targets that were part of its infrastructure.
- They fight out of uniform, use human shields and routinely launch attacks against civilians.
Definition of human shield in:
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