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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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Medecins Sans Frontieres(MSF) earlier announced a delivery of medical supplies to the besieged city.
14 ( ANI ): Syrians stuck in the besieged city of Homs have been evacuated.
The Syrian regime offered to let women and children leave the besieged city of Homs yesterday as negotiators from the warring sides discussed humanitarian gestures on a second day of face-to-face talks in Geneva.
Riyadh: July 1 -- (BNA)-- The GCC-member countries announced they have been following with utmost concernment latest developments in Syria and the brutal siege imposed by the Syrian regime backed by Hezbollah militias and Iranian revolutionary guard in preparation to storm into the besieged city of Homs.
In Belgium, Louise Creed, a Sydney journalist caught in the besieged city of Antwerp, made a hair-raising escape from a German firing squad and lived to tell the tale.
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.
Clashes between government troops and rebels are raging in opposition bastions of the besieged city of Aleppo as President Bashar al-Assad's key state backer Iran prepared to host a gathering of allies for talks on how to end the conflict.
Bouvier was injured on Wednesday when Syrian government forces bombed a makeshift media centre in the besieged city of Homs, alongside British photographer Paul Conroy, Times correspondent Marie Colvin and French photographer Remi Ochlik.
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.
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.
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.
AN award-winning British photographer was one of two journalists killed in an apparent mortar attack while covering the Libyan conflict in the besieged city of Misrata.
In Libya, snipers, cluster bombs, rockets and intense shelling have been spreading panic in Misrata, an AFP reporter said yesterday, as a doctor reported 1,000 people killed in six weeks of fighting in the besieged city.