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Scorched earth following the lightning strike at Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake
Advocacy groups have long accused the Sudanese government of applying a scorched earth policy in the region as a military strategy, with hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing to South Sudan and Ethiopia to escape the bomb attacks.
A scorched earth policy is a military strategy which involves destroying anything that might be useful to the enemy while advancing through or withdrawing from an area.
In this substantial study, Poser (academic staff member, Protestant theology, Philipps-Universitat Marburg, Germany) offers an interpretation of the book of Ezekiel as a fictional account drawn from the extreme events and suffering that accompanied the destruction of the Jewish Temple of Jerusalem in the 6th century BCE, the eradication of the Jewish kingdom, and deportation of the Jewish people to Babylon by Nebukanezer in what has been termed a scorched earth policy.
Scorched Earth chronicles Wilcox's 2009 trip to Vietnam, in which the Ithaca College professor and his son, Brendan, meet Vietnamese who allegedly suffer from dioxin-related health complications.
Another witness said government troops were also burning crops on nearby hillsides in an apparent scorched earth policy.
A SCORCHED earth policy is being adopted by the Government towards national parks, claims Redcar and Cleveland councillor Brian Briggs.
As a procession of fame-hungry desperados lined up to pay homage to the programme that defined their strange lives, C4's scorched earth policy sucked the last guts out of it.
The latest round broke out on August 11, when the military launched "Operation Scorched Earth," an all-out assault against the rebels.
Members of the delegation said that the aim of the visit dubbed ''Gaza in the Heart'' is to break the imposed siege on Gaza, stop the scorched earth policy of the Israeli authorities against the Palestinians.
2 million a month as well as field intelligence to Operation Scorched Earth.
In both campaigns, regular army forces have adopted the tactic of scorched earth, i.