What is diversionary attack?

  • (noun): An attack calculated to draw enemy defense away from the point of the principal attack.
    Synonyms: diversion

Some articles on diversionary attack, attack, diversionary:

Operation Samen-ol-A'emeh - Diversionary Attack
... The attack began with a diversionary operation ... The operation convinced Iraq that Basra was under attack, consquently they did not reinforce their troops surrounding Abadan ...
Operation Karbala-4 - Prelude
... The attack would be launched towards the Umm al-Rasas Island in the Shatt al Arab ... It most likely was meant as a diversionary attack before the upcoming Operation Karbala-5 (although it may have been called that only after it failed) ... It would attack from Umm al Rasas island to other islands and roads to help create a broad encirclement of Basra ...

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