temporary quiet

See: lull
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If Qaddafi can secure temporary quiet on the Eastern front with his tanks, artillery and the elite special forces commanded by his two sons still in place (the only reliable regular forces that he has; everywhere else the rest of the Libyan Army either defected, faded away or retreated when the uprising began) then he will have secured a lease on life.
Now, the United States Army's 10th Mountain Division has arrived with some 3,000 troops and begun operations in Baghlan, but only temporary quiet prevails.
Students have been given a seven-day extension for course assessments and temporary quiet study space has been made available.

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