war-zone

war zone

noun
(during wartime) a combat area in which the rights of neutrals are suspended, as such an area on the high seas, where ships flying a neutral flag are subject to attack.

Origin:
1915–20

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war zone

noun
a combat zone where military operations are coordinated (especially a designated area in international waters where the rights of neutrals are not respected by nations at war) 
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