【3月13日】看軍聞學英語

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原文:

Eight rockets targeted the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone late Sunday, sparking fears of renewed unrest as next month's anniversary of the U.S. slaying of an Iranian general draws near.

An Iraqi military statement said an ‘outlawed group’launched eight rockets targeting the Green Zone, injuring one Iraqi security person manning a checkpoint and causing material damage to a residential complex and some cars. The residential complex is usually empty.

The U.S. Embassy's C-RAM defense system, which is used to destroy missiles in mid-air, was activated to deflect the attack.

The U.S. Embassy confirms rockets targeting the International Zone (Green Zone) resulted in the engagement of embassy defensive systems. There was some minor damage to the embassy compound.

中譯:

位於巴格達防護嚴密「綠區」內的美國大使館,於週日稍晚遭8枚火箭彈鎖定攻擊,引發一股動盪不安的隱憂,因為美國擊殺1名伊朗將領乙案,下個月將屆滿周年。

伊拉克軍方聲明,某「不法團體」對準「綠區」發射8枚火箭彈,造成一檢查哨的1名伊拉克安全人員受傷、一處住宅區及部分車輛受損,而該住宅區通常呈空置狀態。

美國大使館啟動用來摧毀空中飛彈的「反制火箭、火砲及迫擊砲」防衛系統,以閃避這波攻擊。

該使館證實,由於火箭彈鎖定「國際區」(綠區)進行攻擊,才會讓使館防衛系統進行接戰作為;而使館營舍則輕微受損。

─關鍵軍語─

※C-RAM:

Counter rocket, artillery, and mortar.

※rocket:

A self-propelled, unguided weapon system.

例句:

Rockets are used primarily as medium and long-range artillery systems.

火箭彈主要是作為中、長程火砲系統使用。