besiege

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The rule is, not to besiege walled cities if it can possibly be avoided.
In press briefings and reports to the Security Council, UN officials regularly acknowledge that President Bashar Assad's government refuses to allow critical aid to enter the areas it besieges - or, at the last moment, it forces relief workers to off-load food and medical supplies from their convoys.
NNA - AN-NAHAR: Salam besieges political forces for first time Today last deadline: Policy Statement or resignation ASSAFIR: "March 14" besieges government by bids .