of the Congress of Berlin, in 1878, Kolašin officially became a part of Montenegro. This was preceded with fierce fighting with the Ottoman Empire over the Kola in region. Constant battles had been waged by the members of Rovca, Drobnjaci, Morača, Vasojevići, Uskoci and other Montenegrin tribes to liberate this and other parts of the land from the Ottomans. It was in 1798 when young ''Mina Radović'', the son of tke ''Duke Radule'', who had been killed by the Turks, ambushed

that the Montenegrin government considered the Morača region to be a legitimate part of Montenegro. There is a document written by ''Duke Miljan Vukov'', who headed the Vasojević tribe in that battle, about the attack on Kolašin in 1858. It was the bloodiest battle in whole Montenegro: ''I participated in many a battle as ? Flag bearer, captain and warlord – he testified – but none of them had been so fierce and bloody as was the battle for taking Kolašin in 1858, which was, truly, one of the bloodiest

rafting'''. It is possible to raft from Kolasin to Mojkovac in the length of about 15 km. In springtime Tara is particularly fierce river, which will make your experience an adrenaline injection. * There are several '''open sports fields'''. Not far from the center there is also a '''football stadium'''. * If you like walking or jogging there is also a trim track not far from the shore of Tara which is a few kilometers long. Moraca Mountains They are located in the very heart


in the beginning of the 18th century. Sikh Rule The fall of the Durranis led way for the Sikhs to rise to power under Ranjit Singh. The Sikhs gained control of Mansehra in 1818, after stiff resistance from its inhabitants. When Mansehra fell under Sikh control, it was annexed to Punjab. Syed Ahmad Barelvi, with the help of the Mujahadeen, led many revolts and attacks against the Sikhs. At last, in 1831 during a fierce battle at Balakot, Syed Ahmad was killed. This allowed

, Hazara was separated from Punjab and made a part of it. Throughout their rule in Mansehra, the British met fierce resistance from the local tribes and declared martial law. Meanwhile, the many villages around Mansehra largely governed themselves. Many of Mansehra's citizens joined the Khilafat Movement. During British rule (British Raj), Mansehra was still a village; its population according to the 1901 census was 5,087.

within the control and responsibility of the Indian government. Syed Ahmad Shaheed and Shah Ismail Shaheed, with the help of the Mujahadeen, including the local tribes of tehsil Balakot from Kaghan to Garhi Habibullah led many revolts and attacks against the Sikhs. At last on 6 May 1831, during a fierce battle, Syed Ahmad Shaheed and Shah Ismail Shaheed along with hundreds of their followers were killed.


. It is located at a strategic hilltop in the '''Latrun Salient''' in the Ayalon Valley. It overlooks the road between Tel-Aviv and Jerusalem, 25 kilometers west of Jerusalem and 14 kilometers southeast of Ramla. It was the site of fierce fighting (Battles of Latrun (1948)) during the 1948 war (1948 Arab-Israeli war). The 1949 armistice agreement between Israel and Jordan During the 1948–1967 period it was occupied by Jordan at the edge of a 'no-mans land' between the armistice lines

soldiers dead, and Israeli forces advanced through Beit Horon (Beth-Horon) towards Ramallah, taking four fortified villages along the way. By the evening, the brigade arrived in Ramallah. Meanwhile, the 163rd Infantry Battalion secured Abu Tor following a fierce battle, severing the Old City from Bethlehem and Hebron. thumb 250px Mordechai Gur (File:Motta Gur Marpeset Picture.jpg) and his paratroopers survey Jerusalem's Old City before capturing it Jordan soon began shelling

, but, fearing damage to holy places and having to fight in built-up areas, he ordered his troops not to go in. However, upon hearing that the U.N. was about to declare a ceasefire, he changed his mind, and without cabinet clearance, decided to take the city. After fierce fighting with Jordanian troops in and around the Jerusalem area, Israel captured the Old City on 7 June. Lt. Colonel Latrun, Lid, and Ramla - In a second planned stage

Cuenca, Ecuador

thousands of resistance fighters were killed and thrown in the lake, the region fell to the Incan expansion and was assimilated loosely into the Incan empire. The Incas The Inca civilization expansion northward from modern-day Peru during the late 15th century met with fierce resistance by several Ecuadorian tribes, particularly the Cañari, in the region around modern-day Cuenca (Cuenca, Ecuador); the Cara in the Sierra north of Quito along

Dorado , the city of gold from the mythology of Colombia. The Cañaris were most notable to have repelled the Incan invasion with fierce resistance for many years until they fell to Tupac Yupanqui. It is said that the Inca strategically married the cañari princes Paccha to conquer the Cañaris. Many of their descendants are still present in Cañar with a reasonable amount not having mixed and have been reserved from becoming mestizos. * Tegucigalpa, Honduras

), the Cañari (in present-day Cuenca (Cuenca, Ecuador)), and the Las Vegas Culture (near Guayaquil). Each civilization developed its own distinguished architecture, pottery, and religious beliefs, while others developed archaeologically disputed systems of writing (an achievement the Incas did not achieve). After years of fierce resistance, the Cañari succumbed to the Inca expansion, and were assimilated loosely under the Inca Empire. The Inca (Inca people) were


British forces News date 25 June 2011 On 1 July, it was reported that British Apaches were involved in a 'fierce' battle around the town of Khoms (Khoms, Libya).

July, it was reported that British Apaches were involved in a 'fierce' battle around the town of Khoms (Khoms, Libya). On 2 July


communication sabotage. Units lost telephone connections, electrical power, and the Brest Fortress lost its water supply. From about 5 am on 22 June fierce fighting began around the Brest fortress, but the seven battalions around the fortress, from 28th Rifle Corps, were undermanned, disorganized, and slow off the mark to man the defences. Despite these deficiencies the final German reduction of the fortress took some time in the face of determined Soviet resistance. By 1600 hours on 22 June, 4th Army

was continuing to hold). The planned defence was thus practically non-existent, and Slutsk fell on 27 June. Erickson, 2003, p.150-2, 155 The Army took part in the defenses of the area around Babruysk. On the eve of the attack, 4th Army suffered, as did many Soviet formations, from German communication sabotage. Units lost telephone connections, electrical power, and the Brest Fortress lost its water supply. From about 5 am on 22 June fierce fighting began around

Umm Qasr

was cleared of defenders. "Fierce battle around port," ''The Guardian'', 24 March 2003 After the waterway was de-mined by Australian Clearance Diving Team Three, Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron FOURTEEN Detachment ONE and Naval Special Clearance Team ONE of the U.S. Navy and a Royal Navy Clearance Diving Detachment and reopened, Umm Qasr played an important role in the shipment

Brigade ("The Desert Rats"), fought their way into Iraq's second-largest city, Basra, on 6 April, coming under constant attack by regulars and Fedayeen, while 3rd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment (the British Red Devils (Parachute Regiment (United Kingdom))) cleared the 'old quarter' of the city that was inaccessible to vehicles. Entering Basra was achieved after two weeks of fierce fighting, which included the biggest tank battle by British forces since World War II when


that negotiations with terrorists had been ruled out, but negotiations with other armed factions were still open.

the Islamists as "intent on imposing an Islam of lash and gun on Malian Muslims." The Islamists in Timbuktu have destroyed about a half-dozen historic above-ground tombs of revered holy men, proclaiming the tombs contrary to Shariah. One refugee in the camp spoke of encountering Afghans (Afghan people), Pakistanis and Nigerians among the invading forces.


славы). Potential candidates are places of fierce battles: Oryol, Rzhev, Yelnya, Voronezh, Vyazma, and others. thumb left Hero Cities of the Soviet Union (Image:City Hero Moscow.jpg) * The Soviet Union parachutes 2,000 troops behind German lines at Medyn, near Tula (Tula, Russia), in support of Soviet Army offensive operations. Hardesty, Von, ''Red Phoenix: The Rise of Soviet Air Power 1941-1945'', Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press

to close pincers around the Russian capital. However, the increasing cold, fierce local counter attacks, and lack of reserves slowed the advance. On 6 December, the Russians launched the first of a series of major counter offensives that forced the Germans back from Moscow. By the end of the month, von Thoma had received the coveted Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross for organizing and holding a new defensive position on the Ruza River despite being closely pursued by strong Soviet forces. On 15

Duchy of Austria

picked a fierce quarrel with King Richard the Lionheart (Richard I of England), allegedly over Leopold's raising of the Austrian flag (Flag of Austria). On his way home through Austria, the English king was abducted and arrested at Dürnstein Castle, and only released after an enormous ransom, which the duke used to lay out the Wiener Neustadt fortification near the Hungarian border. His son Leopold VI, sole ruler

High German poetry flourished. The poem ''Nibelungenlied'' probably arose in the Austrian lands. However, Leopold's son, Duke Frederick II the Warlike (Frederick II, Duke of Austria), entered into fierce conflicts soon after his accession in 1230, not only with the Austrian nobility, but also with King Wenceslaus I of Bohemia, King Andrew II of Hungary and even with Emperor Frederick II for the alleged entanglement in the rebellion of his brother-in-law Henry of Hohenstaufen

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