besiegement


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a prolonged surrounding of an objective by hostile troops

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History has judged those responsible for previous besiegements to be barbaric and ruthless: history will likely judge the contemporary siege of Yemen in the same way.
"While eastern Ghouta is no longer besieged as it has come under the control of the government of Syria, the UN has not yet been granted access to Duma, where an estimated 70,000 individuals remain in dire need of humanitarian assistance after years of besiegement and months under intensified shelling and airstrikes," the UN official said.
For example, Muammar Gaddafi's besiegement by civil war in 2011 coupled with his ultimate demise with the support of U.S.
His psyche is infused with its imperial voracity, and the pains of its defeats and besiegement through the centuries.
Already this year, regime attacks on civilians have spiked and Assad has continued his besiegement of east Ghouta, leading a United Nations official to decry the situation as"outrageous." Furthermore, those parts of Syria that remain outside regime authority, such as Raqqa and other ISIS-liberated areas held by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, or SDF, will contend with local conflicts and the challenges of post-ISIS stabilisation.
Despite displaying different strategies for navigating white belonging in the context of black majority rule, McIntosh's and Pilossof and Boersema's case studies both suggest that whiteness in Africa is increasingly emerging as victim--hood or besiegement, albeit in a variety of different manifestations.
Gemayel made these remarks during a ceremony organized by Kataeb in Zahle in honor of the city's fighters during its besiegement in 1981.
Due to the violence and besiegement, east Aleppo has not been reached with humanitarian assistance since early July of this year," he said.
OCHA confirmed that they are facing an unparalleled humanitarian catastrophe in eastern Aleppo, and due to the violence and besiegement, east Aleppo has not been reached with humanitarian assistance since early July of this year.
He cited the situation in eastern Aleppo, which he said 'remains extremely severe, to the point of it being de facto besiegement.'
Since August 6, Khanasser Road, the main access route into west Aleppo has also been cut, bringing the total number of civilians living in de facto fear of besiegement to over two million.
This brought the total number of civilians in the city under "de facto fear of besiegement to over 2 million," the U.N.
He said the punishment of civilians through besiegement tactics must stop immediately and placed the primary responsibility on the party who maintains the siege, and routinely and systematically denies people the basic necessities of life and freedom of movement.
"The punishment of civilians through besiegement tactics must stop immediately." A report by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon dated May 19 estimated that 517,700 people were under siege in Syria at 18 locations, which was already an increase over the previous figure of 480,700 due to more accurate numbers emerging from besieged areas.