counterassault

counterassault

(ˌkaʊntərəˈsɔːlt)
n
a counterattack
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For Faludi this reactionary movement represents a "powerful counterassault on women's rights" and is "triggered by the perception--accurate or not--that women are making great strides" in society.
Trained as a special forces helicopter pilot, King Abdullah II has burnished his military credentials to shore up popular support for the army and the regime, donning his uniform to symbolically lead the counterassault on Daesh targets in 2016 following the public execution of captured Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kassasbeh.
So, when the Rauner campaigns new TV ad featuring an FBI-wiretapped conversation between Pritzker and Rod Blagojevich was leaked online last week, the Pritzker folks unveiled their counterassault within minutes.
The members of this resistance have seized on issues like guns, immigration, the flag as places to mobilise their counterassault. Guns are a proxy for larger issues.
Later, one fighter who was keeping watch for Islamic State suicide attackers along the highway said his nervousness about a potential jihadist counterassault was nothing compared with the nightmare of the twisting drive down Mount Sinjar.
Security forces began a counterassault on the hotel earlier Friday.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Military sources said that the Syrian Army defended its positions against the ISIL Takfiri terrorists' offensive in the nearby areas of Kuweires Airbase in the Eastern countryside of Aleppo, and killed at least 20 militants in its counterassault.
Ukrainian forces stormed an airfield at Kramatorsk and launched a counterassault against militiamen in Sloviansk.
Earlier this year, for instance, when France asked for help in its counterassault against jihadists in Mali, Washington initially offered drones.
A French-led counterassault ensued, resulting in a MUJAO defeat.
A letter to the editor of the Toronto Star bemoaned the "Brutal Treatment of the Unemployed," hinting at the way in which resistance to "cracking the stone" had unleashed an ideological counterassault of property and propriety:
It will be the task of the discourse to undermine this critique with a systematic counterassault, namely, Pasolini's flaunting of his authorial presence.