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Synonyms for siege

Synonyms for siege

a prolonged surrounding of an objective by hostile troops

an often prolonged period, as of illness


to surround with hostile troops

Synonyms for siege

the action of an armed force that surrounds a fortified place and isolates it while continuing to attack

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Activists say clashes between Syrian government troops and rebels are raging in the opposition bastion of Saleheddine and other districts of the besieged city of Aleppo.
British photographer Paul Conroy was yesterday smuggled out of the besieged city of Homs with help from the Syrian opposition and Free Syria Army fighters, the BBC has said.
A WOUNDED British photographer would not leave the Syrian besieged city of Homs with a humanitarian organisation for fear it was "not to be trusted", his wife said.
Foreign Office officials told Kate Conroy it would be too dangerous to send someone to get her husband Paul out of the besieged city of Homs.
It came as the besieged city of Homs was shelled for the 22nd day in a row yesterday, as President Bashar Al-Assad's forces tried to obliterate a democratic uprising.
Assad's forces killed 103 people in Syria on Friday in the bombardment of the besieged city and in attacks on the countryside of Hama and the east and north of the country, the activist group Local Coordination Committees said.
The future of the Crusader empire hangs in the balance as the forces of the Saracen ruler Qawalum circle the besieged city of Acre.
The EU Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response made her call to respect international humanitarian law and allow civilians caught up in the conflict in Sirte to leave the Libyan city safely after experts from the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Directorate General (ECHO) in Libya confirmed that the situation in the besieged city is dire.
When we took over from HMS Cumberland, the besieged city of Misratah was under imminent threat of collapse.
Damascus - PNN - UNRWA has reported that over 5000 Palestinians have fled a refugee camp beside the besieged city of Latakia in Syria, as President Assad continues his clamp down on anti-government protestors.
Thursday's strike came a day after spokesmen for the Libyan rebels sparred with a spokesman for the Libyan government over who was in control of the airport in the besieged city of Misrata.
France on Friday expelled 14 Libyan diplomats loyal to the government of Moammar Gaddafi as Amnesty International said Libyan forces could be guilty of war crimes in the besieged city of Misrata.
The Syrian committee also said that the well-known human rights activist and lawyer Abdullah al-Khalil was arrested on Sunday after he gave statements to the Qatari-based Al Jazeera channel in which he talked about the ongoing suppression in Syria and the besieged city of Deraa.
Although Assad last week withdrew emergency laws in place for decades and pledged reforms, security forces have continued to use violence to quell pro-democracy protests, notably in the besieged city of Deraa where many of the deaths have occurred.
ONE of Colonel Gaddafi's evil henchmen warned yesterday that tribesmen might be unleashed on the besieged city of Misrata.