counter-offensive


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counter-offensive

[ˈkaʊntərəˈfensɪv] Ncontraofensiva f
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Iraqi forces have been preparing a counter-offensive to recapture Mosul, which was seized by IS in June 2014.
Sources said earlier today that a unit of more than 60 Russian Marines arrived in the Homs province's Eastern part in order to advise and overlook the Syrian Army's counter-offensive against the ISIL terrorists in Western side of the ancient city of Palmyra.
The counter-offensive yesterday was one of the biggest since the jihadist group swept across northern Iraq last year.
Netanyahu's government has launched a major diplomatic and media counter-offensive, repeatedly accusing the campaign's backers of seeking the destruction of Israel.
The Syrian army said its troops had abandoned the town of Muhambal in the western part of Idlib and were regrouping for a counter-offensive.
Iraqi government and allied forces are to launch in upcoming days a counter-offensive to retake the Anbar province capital Ramadi from Daesh militants, said a spokesman on Friday according to AFP.
NNA - The Islamic State group killed at least 500 people -- both civilians and Iraqi soldiers -- and forced 8,000 to flee their homes as it captured the city of Ramadi, a provincial official said Monday, while Shiite militias vowed to mount a counter-offensive and reclaim the Anbar provincial capital.
Summary: Iraqi security forces and militias fought their way into Tikrit Wednesday, advancing on two fronts in their biggest counter-offensive so far against ISIS militants.
The power base of executed former president Saddam's clan, Tikrit is the focus of a counter-offensive against Islamic State by more than 20,000 troops and Shi'ite Muslim militias known as Hashid Shaabi, backed by local Sunni Muslim tribes.
Previous seizures have often been followed by a counter-offensive and it was not clear how strong a hold the pro-government forces had on the area.
1944: German tanks, aircraft and paratroopers cross the Luxembourg and Belgian borders in a huge counter-offensive.
CAMPAIGNERS fighting to save the Union last night attemped a counter-offensive in a desperate bid to turn the tide in their favour in the Scottish independence referendum campaign.