counterattack

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Synonyms for counterattack

Synonyms for counterattack

an attack by a defending force against an attacking enemy force in order to regain lost ground or cut off enemy advance units etc

(chess) an attack that is intended to counter the opponent's advantage in another part of the board

make a counterattack

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The Battle of Kursk: The Red Army's Defensive Operations and Counter-Offensive, July - August 1943
THE BBC are launching a frantic counter-offensive to keep Mary Berry after The Great British Bake Off rights were sold to Channel 4.
The rebel counter-offensive took both the Syrians and Russians off-guard and gave a tremendous moral boost to the opposition fighters.
Rebel groups in Azaz tried to launch a counter-offensive on May 31 but failed, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
The counter-offensive conducted early this morning helped to retake control of all the positions in the city of Bosso.
The Taliban held Kunduz for three days last year before being driven out by a two-week counter-offensive aided by US air strikes.
Iraqi forces have been preparing a counter-offensive to recapture Mosul, which was seized by IS in June 2014.
A much anticipated counter-offensive by Iraqi forces has been repeatedly postponed because they are tied down in fighting elsewhere.
The counter-offensive yesterday was one of the biggest since the jihadist group swept across northern Iraq last year.
The Syrian army said its troops had abandoned the town of Muhambal in the western part of Idlib and were regrouping for a counter-offensive.
Iraqi government and allied forces are to launch in upcoming days a counter-offensive to retake the Anbar province capital Ramadi from Daesh militants, said a spokesman on Friday according to AFP.
The power base of executed former president Saddam's clan, Tikrit is the focus of a counter-offensive against Islamic State by more than 20,000 troops and Shi'ite Muslim militias known as Hashid Shaabi, backed by local Sunni Muslim tribes.
Previous seizures have often been followed by a counter-offensive and it was not clear how strong a hold the pro-government forces had on the area.
1944: German tanks, aircraft and paratroopers cross the Luxembourg and Belgian borders in a huge counter-offensive.
Summary: Peshmerga backed by US warplanes press counter-offensive against jihadists after retaking Iraq's largest dam alongside federal forces.