Holding off the Islamists, moreover, is a far cry from retaking the north.
Mr Knights says that the Fallujah offensive ought not to delay the retaking of Mosul.
The coalition hopes retaking the city will clear a path to drive the Houthis out of the capital, Sana’a, and end the war.
However, their presence did not stop the Syrian army retaking a large part of eastern Idlib's countryside over the next four months.
This year, the Democrats’ road to retaking the House runs through the suburbs, not the countryside.
Thursday's passage marks the party's first major efforts on gun control since winning the White House and retaking the House and Senate.
The retaking of Guadalcanal and Papua ended the Japanese drive south, and communications with Australia and New Zealand were now secure.
In recent months, Nigeria’s gains in beating back Boko Haram – retaking territory and capturing militant hide-outs – have begun to recede.
The Nigerian military has made major gains against Boko Haram in recent months, penetrating forest hide-outs and retaking territory once held by militants.
Apparently, a more favorable map was quite realistic; after all, it is now a reality, one that gives a significant boost to Democratic hopes of retaking the House.
Both Taipei and Beijing claimed to be the rightful ruler of both sides of the Taiwan Strait until the 1990s, when Taipei effectively abandoned its goal of retaking China.
The quick retaking of Samarra, which had fallen under the control of fundamentalists and other antigovernment insurgents, was welcome news to Iraq's provisional government.
Jason Burke, who has written extensively on Islamic extremism, brings his analytical skills to bear on the war now underway, and concludes that the city’s retaking will change the landscape of Islamic militancy.
The number of students achieving passes at GCSE fell dramatically this year, despite a record number of pupils retaking their exams in the hope of achieving a grade C, with teaching groups blaming the Government’s recent education reforms for poorer performance.
While few Wall Street watchers believe that Democrats possibly retaking the House, as most forecasts suggest, is the reason for the sell-off, the president's message seems to dovetail with other recent tactics the president has used to drum up support for the GOP.
And on August 6 that year, a spokesman for the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Front announced that Soleimani is in Iraq to oversee the retaking of Mosul: "General Soleimani is in Iraq at the invitation of the Iraqi government to provide military counseling to the Iraqi forces."
Now, after being out of power for almost 10 years, the South Korean liberal opposition is on the verge of retaking the presidency with the historic court ruling on Friday that ousted its conservative enemy, President Park Geun-hye, who had been impeached in a corruption scandal.
SAMARRA, Iraq, Oct. 3 - American and Iraqi forces in Samarra finished retaking the last insurgent-controlled neighborhood early Sunday, completing a relentless three-day push through this ancient city in a first step toward wresting control of important central Iraqi areas held by Sunni guerrillas.
The head of the Iraqi Kurdish government, President Masoud Barzani, held a news conference on Mount Sinjar to hail the retaking of the town and made clear that it would formally be incorporated into Kurdistan — a troubling development for the Iraqi government in Baghdad, which considers Sinjar an Iraqi-administered city.
To Zhu Xi and his followers, a state permeated by true Confucian practices would be so internally strong and would have such an attraction for outsiders that retaking the north would require only a minimal effort; a state lacking true Confucian practices would be so internally weak and unattractive that retaking the lost territories would be quite impossible.
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To Zhu Xi and his followers a state permeated by true Confucian practices would be so internally strong and would have such an attraction for outsiders that retaking the north would require only a minimal effort a state lacking true Confucian practices would be so internally weak and unattractive that retaking the lost territories would be quite impossible