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Fortifications

 

structures designed for the concealment and the most effective use of weaponry, materiel, and control posts; they are also used to protect troops, civilians, and objectives in the rear from destruction by the enemy. A distinction is made between field and permanent fortifications. The science of fortification (see) deals with the development of structural components and with methods of constructing and using field and permanent fortifications.

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An army unit carried out a successful raid on Taliet al-Qraya in the area surrounding the Airport, during which it managed to eliminate a number of ISIS terrorists, destroy their fortifications and seize all the weapons left by the terrorists fleeing from the place.
A military source told SANA that the Syrian Air Force launched intensive strikes against gatherings and fortifications for ISIS in the area surrounding al-Kanamat Bridge, Huweija Bridge and Deir Ezzor Airport.
SANA reporter in Deir Ezzor said that the Syrian Air Force killed a number of ISIS terrorists and destroyed their equipment during its airstrikes against their movements, gatherings and fortifications in the graveyards area, al-Tharda junction, the area surrounding al-Panorama and the Regiment 137 on the southwest outskirts of Deir Ezzor city.
He added that the Syrian Air Force launched strikes on ISIS fortifications in the graveyards area, al-Hamidiyeh, Khasarat, Knamat, Hatla and Sfeira, inflicting heavy losses upon them.
SANA reporter in Deir Ezzor said that the airstrikes targeted ISIS positions in the area surrounding Deir Ezzor Airport, Seriet Jneid and the graveyards area, destroying a number of fortifications and a large number of weapons and ammunition.
An army unit carried out intensive bombardments on the positions of the terrorist organizations and their fortifications in Daraa al-Balad area.
An army unit on Thursday carried out concentrated bombardments against dens and fortifications of Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists in Bosra al-Sham City in the countryside of Daraa southern province.
SANA reporter said that the army units engaged in fierce clashes with ISIS terrorist groups in Howeijet Saqer and al-Sinaa neighborhood, as the army air force and artillery directed intensive strikes on ISIS fortifications and hideouts in the neighborhoods of al-Sheikh Yassin, Souk al-Hal, Sinema Fouad Street, al-Howeiqa, al-Jbeiliyeh, al-Rashdiyeh, al-Ummal, Kanamat, Khasarat and al-Aradi.
Summary: Israeli bulldozers were photographed Wednesday putting up additional fences and fortifications in an attempt to strengthen crucial areas south of the Lebanese border, the Hezbollah-affiliated War Media Center reported.
New laws will be introduced to Parliament this week that will give police greater powers to remove fortifications where they are deemed to be excessive for a premises and where the premises is reasonably believed to be connected with a specified offence, such as the production and distribution of illicit drugs such as ice.
Forty, Marriott, and Forty present readers with a photographic tour of Nazi fortifications on the eastern side of the Atlantic from the South of France to Northern Norway in both historic photographs from World War II and contemporary photographs.
He highlighted the role of GAIN to provide technical support in bringing legislative reforms in Pakistan on food fortifications.