1 Siege warfare is an operational strategy to facilitate capture of a fortified place such as a city, in such a way as to isolate it from relief in the form of supplies or additional defensive forces. If a siege is successful the attackers will wear down the defenders, who may either surrender or be defeated militarily. If the siege ends in surrender or defeat the place under siege falls under belligerent occupation (Occupation, Belligerent). In the context of cities, siege is a lawful method of warfare, but the rules governing siege are intended to afford special...
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