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Redoubt

 

an enclosed field fortification work in the shape of a square, rectangle, or other polygon, prepared for independent defense.

Redoubts were strongpoints in the system of fortified positions. The redoubt garrison consisted of one or two companies, sometimes reinforced with artillery. Redoubts were used extensively from the 16th to early 20th centuries.

redoubt

A small fortification detached from the principal site.
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The planned assault on the final Islamic State redoubt in the area, Baghouz, would effectively end the territorial rule of the jihadist group, which ruled around a third of both Iraq and Syria at its self-proclaimed caliphate's height four years ago.
Next to these ruins, Swazuri explains, a fortress named St Joseph and another unnamed Portuguese redoubt still stand after four centuries.
He also for over three hours carried bombs and ammunition supplies to the redoubt under very heavy shell fire, and later he assisted to carry back a number of wounded.
The international community has witnessed such assaults on rebel strongholds before, and on each previous occasion it took agonising days and many failed efforts for a ceasefire to be put in place, or for the sick, old, innocent and injured to be removed from those besieged redoubts. The ferocity of the fighting too ensured that these cities were reduced to ashes and broken bricks, with civilians finding little shelter from air strikes, barrel bombs, chemical attacks, shelling and heavy gunfire.
"At the Battle of Alba, the 23rd Regiment was ordered up a steep bank and under heavy fire captured the Great Redoubt.''
In defence of a redoubt Story of a Noble Sacrifice A THRILLING episode of the great battle, in which a garrison of Manchester 'Pals' gave their lives rather than yield in defence of a redoubt, is told by the correspondents in their despatches today.
In the days when ISIS was still taking shape, New York Times reported on June 14, 2017, that, Tora Bora the mountain redoubt once Osama bin Laden's fortress fell to the Islamic State, handing the extremists a significant strategic and symbolic victory.
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He added: "Those on the right of our party should not now seek to use Scotland as the last redoubt for their brand of Labour, retreating over Hadrian's Wall to plot and scheme against Jeremy Corbyn."
The illustrations show the attack on the Hohenzollern Redoubt by the 1/5 and 1/6 South Staffords during the battle of Loos on October 13, 1915 - and the crossing of the St Quentin Canal at Bellinglise on September 28, 1918.
But Iraqi forces exchanged gunfire with the militants in their final redoubt just before midnight and into the morning, two residents living just across the Tigris River from the area told Reuters.