Sangar (fortification)

Sangar (Fortification)

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Sangar (or sanger) is a small temporary fortified position with a breastwork originally of stoneMark Nicol , Daily Mail 1 October 2006. See section "They could not see properly" The term was originally used by the British Indian Army to describe small temporary fortified positions on the North West Frontier and in Afghanistan, and is still frequently used by the British Army. The word was adopted from Hindi and Pashto and probably derives originally from the Persian word sang, "stone".Garland Hampton Cannon, Alan S. Kaye. The Persian contributions to the English language: an historical dictionary, p. 126. Otto Harrassowitz Verlag, 2001. ISBN 9783447045032

The Independent Monitoring Commission stated that immediately after The Troubles in Northern Ireland:

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  • Staff, BBC, 31 July, 2000. Article on the dismantling of the Borucki Sangar at Crossmaglen in south Armagh.
  • Staff, from , MOD Website, retrieved 25 March 2010







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