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secure

[si′kyu̇r]
(ordnance)
To gain possession of a position or terrain feature, with or without force, and to make such disposition as will prevent, as far as possible, its destruction or loss by enemy action.
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Qatari Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Khalid Al Attiya was quoted as telling Al Jazeera television that recognition would remove any obstacles to the opposition's securing arms for rebel fighters on the ground.
He warned of tough challenges ahead in uniting the armed groups that emerged from the war, in securing arms caches and building an army, police and democratic institutions.
Israel has neither confirmed nor denied any role in the murder, though it knew al-Mabhouh played a role in securing arms for the Palestinian authority in Gaza.