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State-run media claimed that over 150,000 fighters participated in the counter-offensive, with seven major back-to-back attacks in one single night, while opposition sources put the number at just 7,000.
Kurdish fighters backed by US warplanes pressed a counter-offensive against jihadists Monday after retaking Iraq's largest dam alongside federal forces, as the United States and Britain stepped up their military involvement.
Summary: Last month's sweeping territorial gains by militants from ISIS in Deir al-Zor province have generated a fierce counter-offensive by locals, organized loosely in "popular resistance" groups that are targeting the ultra-extremists.
The latest outbreak of violence has been condemned by world leaders, including UN secretary-general Ban Ki-Moon, who called on pro-Machar rebels to immediately cease all offensive operations in Nasir and other areas, while also urging the South Sudanese government to resist launching any counter-offensive.
So far, the Iraqi army has been unable to launch a strategic counter-offensive to drive the rebels back.
In Samarra, reinforcements were awaiting orders to launch a counter-offensive against areas north of the city, including Dur and Tikrit, seized by militants earlier this week, an army colonel said.
As Captain BJ Blazkowicz, you must launch what appears to be an impossible counter-offensive that will stop the Nazi robots and hulking Super Soldiers in their tracks.
Given concerns about a counter-offensive by the European Council, he announces that the 28 will not be designating their candidate on 27 May (two days after the election results).
Opposition campaigners believe the counter-offensive is part of a new strategy aimed at regaining three rebel-held regions that pose a threat to Assad's grip on the capital Damascus and his supply lines from the coast.
Ten terrorists were involved in the attack; nine of them died in the counter-offensive by Indian security agencies and one caught alive.
The attack was part of the Chinese fifth phase campaign, the aim of which was to regain the initiative after a successful UN counter-offensive the previous month.
In the context of the announcements that the Greek diplomacy is going to launch an offensive in New York, analyst and former ambassador Dimitar Mircev says that a counter-offensive from Macedonia's side is not necessary considering Macedonia's diplomacy together with its friends and partners launched the offensive long time ago.