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.
And on the island of Cuba, the stronghold of their deadly enemies!
The old Grosvenor Gallery, that stronghold of the few, was verily invaded.
A land force was sent to attack the stronghold from the hills.
We've eight flights of seaplanes scouring the coast in the hope of locating the stronghold of the Invisible Emperor.