Her arrest came at a checkpoint in Damascus in June 2013, when soldiers spotted an audio recorder in her bag.
The rebels manning the checkpoint were from the Ahrar al-Sham brigade—a formidable rebel group known for its Islamist leanings.
By 11:30 p.m. that cold Thursday night, the gates have been opened at Bornholmer Strasse and checkpoint Charlie.
If a vehicle failed to stop as it crashed through our checkpoint, we used deadly force.
The inn, however, refused to take us and a kind young army officer at a checkpoint agreed to take us to a hotel near the airport.
I missed the first checkpoint and finally realized I was lost.
It isn't a bad life at the checkpoint, but I'd rather go back to Earth.
Their lives were spent on the checkpoint, except for periods of service on the prison ship.
Apparently all or most of the guards got off at the checkpoint.
And a checkpoint implied that the ship was searched for escaped prisoners.
Saving the current state of a program and its data, including intermediate results, to disk or other non-volatile storage, so that if interrupted the program could be restarted at the point at which the last checkpoint occurred.
This facility came into popular use in mainframe operating systemss such as OS/360 in which programs frequently ran for longer than the mean time between system failures. If a program run fails because of some event beyond the program's control (e.g. hardware or operating system failure) then the processor time invested before the checkpoint will not have been wasted.