The mid-morning blasts hit Beirut's upscale neighborhood of Janah, a Hezbollah stronghold.
Kessab was, until recently, part of a stronghold for Damascus dictator Bashar al-Assad.
Several are dead and Western journalists taken hostage as open warfare erupts around pro-Russian stronghold of Slovyansk.
Now, rebel forces are even threatening the government in its stronghold of Damascus.
A few days later, two car bombs exploded outside of mosques in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli, a Salafi stronghold.
Sacked and left in ruins it became a stronghold for outlaws.
This stronghold Morgan must have if he ever hoped to win Panama.
The old Grosvenor Gallery, that stronghold of the few, was verily invaded.
Otherwise, not on Morality, but on Cookery, let us build our stronghold.
We've eight flights of seaplanes scouring the coast in the hope of locating the stronghold of the Invisible Emperor.