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* 1991 After an 87-day siege, the Croatian city of Vukovar capitulates to the besieging Yugoslav People's Army and allied Serb paramilitary forces.
** Serb troops take Vukovar after an 87-day siege, and commit the worst massacre in Croatian history.
The Battle of Vukovar (, ) was an 87-day siege of Vukovar in eastern Croatia by the Yugoslav People's Army ( JNA ), supported by various paramilitary forces from Serbia, between August and November 1991.

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The siege of the city lasted from 1991 until January 1993 when Zadar and the surrounding area came under the control of Croatian forces and the bridge link with the rest of Croatia was reestablished in Operation Maslenica.
Nikola was born in 1508 as the son of Nikola III Zrinski and Jelena Karlović ( sister of future Croatian ban Ivan Karlović ) He distinguished himself at the siege of Vienna in 1529, and in 1542 saved the imperial army from defeat before Pest by intervening with 400 Croats, for which service he was appointed ban of Croatia.
Bihać suffered the destruction of many buildings during the Bosnian War for Independence, when the area around the city was under siege by joint forces composing of Bosnian Serb, Croatian Serb, and Serbian-backed Bosniaks for over three years, until the summer of 1995 when the siege was broken in the beginning of the Operation Storm conjoined with Croatian foces under Zvonimir Červenko and Bosniak forces under General Atif Dudaković.
The ARBiH launched an operation known as Operation Neretva ' 93 against the HVO and Croatian Army in September 1993 to end the siege of Mostar, and recapture areas of Herzegovina that were included in the self-proclaimed Croatian Republic of Herzeg-Bosnia.
The Siege of Szigetvár or Battle of Szigeth (,, ) was a siege of the Szigeth Fortress in Baranya ( near the present Hungarian / Croatian border ) which blocked Suleiman's line of advance towards Vienna in 1566 AD.
Zrinsky had assembled a force of around 2, 300 Croatian and Hungarian soldiers prior to the siege.
The last of the four cantos is titled " Tombstones " and consists of epitaphs for the Croatian and Turkish warriors who died during the siege, paying equal respect to both.
Zrinski is depicted in the plot as a 16th-century Croatian hero who defeated the Turks a couple of times before perishing sacrificially, along with his family and close supporters, in the siege of Szigeth castle.
Croats | Croatian captain Petar Kružić led the defense of the Klis Fortress against a Turkish invasion and siege that lasted for more than two and a half decades.
He laid siege to Klis, the fortress of a turbulent Croatian baron who had to surrender.
The JNA's 1st Guards Mechanised Brigade quickly reached the Vukovar barracks and lifted the Croatian siege of the facility.
Croatian forces outside the Vukovar perimeter mounted a last-ditch attempt to break the siege by attacking from the village of Nuštar, but the JNA again repelled them.
The Croatian side initially reported 1, 798 killed — civilians and soldiers — in the siege of the city.

siege and city
The crusader siege of Nicaea forced the city to surrender to the emperor in 1097, and the subsequent crusader victory at Dorylaion allowed the Byzantine forces to recover much of western Asia Minor.
On one occasion he was separated from Ursicinus and took refuge in Amida during the siege of the city, which was then attacked by the Sassanid king Shapur II ; he barely escaped with his life.
After the capture of the city in June, 1098, and the subsequent siege led by Kerbogha, Adhemar organized a procession through the streets, and had the gates locked so that the Crusaders, many of whom had begun to panic, would be unable to desert the city.
He speaks as an eye-witness of the king's doings at Messina, in Cyprus, at the siege of Acre, and in the abortive campaign which followed the capture of that city.
Much of the city, including the oil refinery which was the world's largest refinery with capacity of 680, 000 barrels per day, was badly damaged or destroyed by the siege and by bombing.
Jafar, after two years of siege, escaped the city to ask for help in the northern Christian kingdoms.
The city surrendered on 2 August 932, after a siege of two years.
Surrounded by the vizier Said ibn al-Mundhir who had ordered the construction of bastions around the city, he resisted the siege for six months, until he surrendered, having his life spared ( 928 ).
According to the book, the Prophet Jeremiah was a son of a priest from Anatot in the land of Benjamin, who lived in the last years of the Kingdom of Judah just prior to, during, and immediately after the siege of Jerusalem, culminating in the destruction of Solomon's Temple and the raiding of the city by Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon.
After a protracted siege, during which the Mongol army under Jani Beg was suffering the disease, they catapulted the infected corpses over the city walls to infect the inhabitants.
He was in the city during its siege by Henry of Navarre.
The border city of Vukovar underwent a three month siege the Battle of Vukovar — during which most of the city was destroyed and a majority of the population was forced to flee.
While the city withstood a siege, Heraclius campaigned deep into Persian territory and briefly restored the status quo in 628, when the Persians surrendered all their conquests.
During a siege by Parthian troops in A. D. 257, the buildings in the outermost blocks of the city grid were partially destroyed and filled with rubble to reinforce the city wall.
In the early morning of December 10, 1949, Communist troops laid siege to Chengdu, the last KMT controlled city in mainland China, where Chiang Kai-shek and his son Chiang Ching-kuo directed the defense at the Chengdu Central Military Academy.
* 1991 In Croatia, forces of the Yugoslav People's Army bombard Dubrovnik after laying siege to the city since May.
* 1949 Chinese Civil War: The People's Liberation Army begins its siege of Chengdu, the last Kuomintang-held city in mainland China, forcing President of the Republic of China Chiang Kai-shek and his government to retreat to Taiwan.
During the siege of February 1945 the city infrastructure was 65 % destroyed, including most of the historical city center.
During the first siege, Ephrem credits Bishop Jacob as defending the city with his prayers.
The city had been under Visigothic siege since shortly after Stilicho's deposition and execution in the summer of 408.

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* 1900 The Battle of Elands River during the Second Boer War ends after a 13-day siege is lifted by the British.
Alaric, again outwitted by an enemy's machinations, marched southward and in deadly earnest, began his third siege of Rome.
In 490, Alaric assisted his fellow Gothic king, Theodoric the Great, in his conquest of Italy by dispatching an army to raise Odoacer's siege of Pavia, where Theodoric had been trapped.
At the very outset, he had to meet the formidable attack of the Normans ( led by Robert Guiscard and his son Bohemund ), who took Dyrrhachium and Corfu, and laid siege to Larissa in Thessaly ( see Battle of Dyrrhachium ).
The crusaders believed their oaths were made invalid when the Byzantine contingent under Tatikios failed to help them during the siege of Antioch ; Bohemund, who had set himself up as Prince of Antioch, briefly went to war with Alexios in the Balkans, but was blockaded by the Byzantine forces and agreed to become Alexios ' vassal by the Treaty of Devol in 1108.
Alexios V Doukas, surnamed Mourtzouphlos (, d. December 1205, Constantinople ) was Byzantine Emperor ( 5 February 12 April 1204 ) during the second and final siege of Constantinople by the participants of the Fourth Crusade.
In Berkshire, a successful skirmish at the Battle of Englefield on 31 December 870 was followed by a severe defeat at the siege and Battle of Reading by Ivar's brother Halfdan Ragnarsson on 5 January 871 ; then, four days later, Alfred won a brilliant victory at the Battle of Ashdown on the Berkshire Downs, possibly near Compton or Aldworth.
Nicaea, until 1261 the capital of the Empire, was under siege by Ottoman Turks.
On the way back after giving up the siege he fell ill from dysentery, which was ameliorated by doctors but turned into a fever in Jerusalem.
However, the lower-class foot soldiers continued to think of Adhemar as a leader ; some of them claimed to have been visited by his ghost during the siege of Jerusalem, and reported that Adhemar instructed them to hold another procession around the walls.
The buildings of the Acropolis suffered significant damage during the 1687 siege by the Venetians in the Morean War.
The covered ark with golden staves carried by the priesthood ( Ancient Israel ) | priests, and seven priests with rams ' horns, at the siege of Jericho, in an eighteenth-century artist's depiction. The biblical account relates that during the Israelites ' exodus from Egypt, the Ark was carried by the priests some 2, 000 cubits in advance of the people and their army, or host.
* 1826 The 10, 500 inhabitants of the Greek town Missolonghi start leaving the town after a year's siege by Turkish forces.
According to accounts which vary in some of the details, in 340 BC the Byzantines and their allies the Athenians were under siege by the troops of Philip of Macedon.
The means of prolonging a battle was typically by employment of siege warfare.

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