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pocket of resistance

A small but consolidated group of people standing in opposition to someone or something. Most of the country has fallen to the brutal regime, but there remains several pockets of resistance determined to hold out until the bitter end. There's a pocket of resistance within the company to the proposed merger, but I'll make sure they don't stand in our way.
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pocket of resistance

Fig. a small group of people who resist change or domination. The accounting department seems to be a pocket of resistance when it comes to automating.
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In practical terms, this means that a superior attacking force can afford to bypass pockets of resistance because doing so involves the defence in a melee.
The French statement also remarked that the "pseudo-Caliphate" declared by IS has now been reduced to several pockets of resistance but Paris warned that IS fighters were will very active and "are not yet totally defeated." "Efforts by the international coalition to militarily break up the terrorist organisation are ongoing, and France will continue to play its part in this," the Defence Ministry said here.
It discusses the political imagination, small pockets of resistance and deep foundational roots, and resilience in Ariel Dorfman's Other Septembers, Many Americas and Manifesto for Another World, Goshka Macuga's The Nature of the Beast, Julia de Burgos' poems from Welfare Island, Pablo Neruda's Alturas de Macchu Picchu, Martin Espada's The Republic of Poetry, Gabriel Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude, Subcomandate Marcos' "The Southeast in Two Winds," Comandata Esther's 2001 speech to the Congress of the Union, and Kerry Kennedy's Speak Truth to Power.
Malala Yousafzai is one of Pakistan's greatest citizens today, but pockets of resistance in the country to her magnificent message of peace and education for all are a legacy of the evil of Fazlullah and his militants and supporters.
Damascus seems determined to eliminate this threat, which would release more government forces for other pockets of resistance. Russia and Iran are the biggest supporters in this endeavor, and all three of them are aware of the collateral damage of the attacks.
The president said some isolated pockets of resistance could remain in the area.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Russian President Vladimir Putin said in his opening remarks at a meeting with Czech President Milos Zeman that Syria's government troops control nearly 98% of the country's territory and the terrorists' remaining pockets of resistance are shrinking.
However, pockets of resistance still exist and the group does control some territory in the deserts of western Iraq, reports CNN.
But the military warned that Marawi City, which was left in ruins by the government offensive, remains a dangerous place due to pockets of resistance from militants left behind.
They said there were still pockets of resistance in Raqqa, Isis's headquarters for three years.
Iraqi forces still faced pockets of resistance from Islamic State in Mosul's Old City on Friday, four days after the prime minister declared victory.
Iraqi prime minister Haider al-Abadi celebrated with troops after they drove militants from some of their last strongholds in a nearly nine-month offensive, although pockets of resistance remain.
"While there are pockets of resistance, much of the world is still forging tighter links between countries, companies, and communities.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- The top UN official tasked with combatting peacekeepers sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) today (13 May) said the UN missions in the Central African Republic (CAR) and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have shown "very clear commitment" to eradicate the problem, but "there are still pockets of resistance and pockets of reluctance."