Effective air raids did not mean that "they aren't still trying and in some cases succeeding at taking and holding ground
," Kirby said.
"Air power is good at taking out specific targets, but it is not much use at taking and holding ground
," Cantlie said as quoted by the Daily Mail Monday.
"They're unlike other terrorist groups that we've had to deal with before because they're concerned about grabbing and holding ground
, being in control of infrastructure, developing streams of revenue, and have these visions of governance of their own," said Kirby to reporters.
"Some factors reflect improvements in the security environment while others indicate that anti-government elements may be refocusing their efforts or holding ground
in some areas," the report continued.
Xotels city markets are holding ground
compared to last year and there will probably be some incremental growth.
"Both Richard Johnson and Richard Killoran, who've ridden him, said he doesn't like that tacky, holding ground
While the EU still leads emerging economies, it is holding ground
in relation to India and Russia, but Brazil and China are closing the gap rapidly.
The Untold Invasion of Britain (9.00pm) The legacy of Septimius Severus, an African who became Emperor of Rome, and proceeded to lead a campaign against Britons holding ground
north of Hadrian's Wall.
In a commentary published Friday in the Bangkok Post, Thitinan Pongsudhirak, director of Chulalongkorn University's Institute of Security and International Studies, said Abhisit's government ''has defied expectations by holding ground
and beginning to consolidate its rule.''