Talk:Siege of Baniyas

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The result of the move request was: page moved. Anthony Appleyard (talk) 05:40, 14 October 2012 (UTC)


May 2011 Baniyas siegeSiege of Baniyas

  • There's only one siege of Baniyas. The months and year are not necessary. FutureTrillionaire (talk) 06:01, 13 October 2012 (UTC)
  • Note: Guest2625 says in view history: "I don't mind the name change but pages aren't moved manually, because the edit history gets lost. You'll have to ask an administrator to do the move as per the move button." -- FutureTrillionaire (talk) 06:04, 13 October 2012 (UTC)
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"Siege"?[edit]

We shouldn't be calling this operation a "siege" unless non-opposition sources do the same. It doesn't fit the defninition of a siege – the Syrian Army didn't surround the town until the opposition gave up; it invaded the town (without waiting) and occupied it. Unless such sources ar found I'll revert to the name "May 2011 Baniyas operation". ~Asarlaí 01:24, 11 February 2012 (UTC)

These events do not cover a 'surrounding until surrender', as Aserlai correctly noticed. So perhaps this operation doesn't fit the Wikipedia-definition 'Siege'. But the English word 'siege' has a broader meaning. Militarily occupying a town may be called a 'siege', I think. --Corriebertus (talk) 08:05, 12 March 2014 (UTC)