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Besieged

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Besieged is a traditional term used to describe the situation of a planet (particularly a significator) placed between two other planets and falling within both of their orbs of influence. The conflicting connotations of the word besieged derive from the tendency of an older generation of astrologers to call attention to conjunctions in which a benefic planet (e.g., Venus) was placed between two malefics (e.g., Mars and Saturn). A planet can be favorably besieged, however, as when placed between two benefic planets.

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Yemeni military sources said the Al Houthi militia has set up checkpoints around besieged areas on the Red Sea Front to arrest members fleeing from the front because of successive collapses in their ranks.
The tragedy in the two besieged towns doesn't seem to have touched the conscience of the states and organizations that claim to care for the Syrian people, despite numerous letters related to this issue sent by the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry to the UN Secretary-General and the head of the Security Council.
The sources said that the terrorist groups used a bomb-laden drone to strike residential neighborhoods and the only water tank in the besieged towns of Fua'a and Kafraya, violating the ceasefire.
He was taken out of Madaya, which is besieged by pro-government forces in the mountains west of the capital.
The organization Siege Watch, which tracks the numbers and conditions of Syrians living under siege, said in a report in March that 913,000 people were trapped in 37 besieged communities across the country.
This destruction of infrastructure essential to life leaves the besieged, resolute people, including all children and elderly men and women, without any health facilities offering life-saving treatment .
Summary: As conflicting reports emerge about the delivery of aid to besieged Aleppo to break the hunger war that the Assad regime launched with a proven degree of success, what is clear is that the start of the relief operation remains ink on paper as the government uses every opportunity and bureaucratic hurdle to delay the badly needed assistance for as long as possible.
NNA - Not a single humanitarian convoy reached any of the besieged areas in Syria in one month, UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura announced Thursday.
The Beirut-based Syria Campaign said in a scathing report that the UN has "allowed the Syrian government to direct aid from Damascus almost exclusively into its territories", at the expense of establishing regular aid access to hundreds of thousands of Syrians besieged by government forces.
The move came hours after the Syrian government reportedly approved access to 15 of the 19 besieged areas in the country.
SYRIA'S authorisation of some aid convoys to besieged towns is "at best a drop in the ocean" and the UN must urgently prepare to make air drops to areas most in need of humanitarian help, France's UN ambassador said.
UNITED NATIONS, Sha'ban 21, 1437, May 28, 2016, SPA -- The United Nations' humanitarian chief on Friday demanded that the Syrian government and militant groups stop interfering with the delivery of food and medicine for civilians trapped in besieged and difficult-to-reach areas in war-ravaged Syria, according to Reuters.