His phone rang, when he got out of the shower “Berkut is about to attack Maidan,” his friends told him.
Was this deliberate strategy, to attack children who were even more defenseless than the average child?
The attack killed two U.S. Marines and destroyed millions of dollars worth of military equipment.
c.1600, from French attaquer (16c.), from Florentine Italian attaccare (battaglia) "join (battle)," thus the word is a doublet of attach, which was used 15c.-17c. also in the sense now reserved to attack. Related: Attacked; attacking.
1660s, from attack (v.). Cf. Middle English attach "a seizure or attack" (of fever), late 14c.
attack at·tack (ə-tāk')
An episode or onset of a disease, often sudden in nature.