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surrounded by hostile forces

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Is a gentleman, my friend, my guest, to be besieged, entrapped, and threatened with death, because he is suspected?
Against this assault, the besieged could only oppose the imperfect and hasty preparations of a fortress in the wilderness.
To all these sports and pursuits, those of the enemy who watched the besieged, and the besieged themselves, were, however, merely the idle though sympathizing spectators.
These circumstances rendered the assistance of the Saxons far from being so formidable to the besieged, as the strength of the men themselves, their superior numbers, and the animation inspired by a just cause, might otherwise well have made them.
I would,'' said the Black Knight, ``there were some one among us who could obtain admission into the castle, and discover how the case stands with the besieged.
The Guardsmen, imagining this to be caused by some unexpected attack, either of the besieged or the English, sprang to their swords.
Madame Fouquet has no longer any friends, no longer any means of support; she weeps in her deserted home, abandoned by all those who besieged its doors in the hour of prosperity; she has neither credit nor hope left.
Summary: Militia is carrying out forced recruitment of hundreds of people trapped in besieged areas
Idleb, SANA -- The towns of Kefraya and al-Foua'a have been besieged by terrorists from Jabhat al-Nusra and other groups affiliated with them for three years, causing more than 8,000 civilians living in the towns to live under inhumane and tragic conditions, as some of them are martyred or injured almost every day due to the barbaric shelling by terrorists.
CAIRO, Feb 25 (KUNA) -- The Arab League on Sunday applauded the UN Security Council Resolution 2401 on a 30-day truce in Syria and urged warring parties to implement it immediately and allow entry of humanitarian aid into besieged regions.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The terrorists groups violated the truce North-East of Idlib province after attacking the besieged Shiite towns of Kafraya and Fua'a, local sources confirmed on Friday.
MORE than 7,000 people have been evacuated from four besieged towns in the latest population transfer in Syria's six-year civil war.
Early on Friday, residents of the mostly Shi'ite villages of al-Foua and Kefraya, besieged by rebel forces in the insurgents' northwestern Idlib province stronghold, left on dozens of buses, the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said.
It is a view shared by a photojournalist, Ahmad, who was besieged in Darayya, Damascus .
TAP) - All hospitals in rebel-held eastern Aleppo are out of service after days of heavy air strikes on the besieged area of the Syrian city, its health directorate said late on Friday but a war monitor said some were still working.