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sangar

(ˈsʌŋɡə)
n
(Fortifications) military a breastwork of stone or sods
[C19: from Pashto]
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Additional manpower would then have to be assigned to ensure sangars - sentry points protected by sandbags - were doubled up at all times.
"At this time Gdsmn Shadrake had just taken over the sentry duty in a sangar at the front entrance to the compound and although there were no eyewitnesses to the confrontation, it is possible that an insurgent succeeded in getting close to the sentry position along the adjacent highway known as route pink."
They slam into the sheets of bullet-proof glass in the sangars, shattering the reinforced panes.
The main "super sangar" is already gone and engineers demolished the fortified tower under cover of darkness to avoid sniper fire.
IT was once among Northern Ireland's most impenetrable landscapes, dominated by razor wire and Army sangars.
He was also responsible for reconditioning and upgrading sangars - temporary fortified positions - for use in other parts of the country.
The far crest was now held by perhaps 400 men in a line of sangars that stretched from the river almost up to the glaciers on the lower slopes of Raka-Poshi.
Currently serving in Lashkar Gah, Helmand Province, one of Chris's chief duties is to keep watch from the sentry posts or "sangars" in the blazing sun.
He was serving as part of Combined Force Sangin and manning one of the sangars - a temporarily fortified position - in the patrol base when the fire fight began.
B Company mans the gates, mounts guards in its sangars and provides the QRF ( quick reaction force ( in the event of any incident.