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assassination

The deliberate killing of a person, especially a public figure, either for hire or to advance a religious, ideological, political or military agenda.
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Some have used their real names, chronicling assassination techniques and asserting that Israel carried out nearly 2,700 "targeted killing operations" after World War II.
Tunheim was chairman of the independent agency in the 1990s that made public many assassination records and decided how long others could remain secret.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Unknown assailants have increased assassination operations against the leaders of terrorist groups in Idlib, with the latest case being a field commander of the Free Syrian Army (FSA).
The number of biblically documented assassinations of the rulers of Israel and Judah totals 14 out of 39 (36%).
To better understand the role of assassinations in history, we collected data on all assassination attempts on national leaders from 1875 to 2004, both those that killed the leader and those that failed.
Thus, it is not surprising that Appleton argues, "The impact of assassinations on America and the World is incalculable," (2) and that Americans cite the assassination of John F.
Formation of committees to investigate previous assassinations did not make anything for victims; whether in Assabeen or al-Urdhi crimes," said Abu al-Gaith, adding formation of the committees has become boring and repeated act does not keep pace with the seriousness of the committee crime.
SANA'A, March 7--The head of the Shura Council of Al-Haq Party, Ismail Ibrahim Al-Wazeer, evaded an assassination attempt on Tuesday.
The petition calls for the STL to include in its mandate the investigation of assassinations that targeted Lebanese officials, starting with the attempted killing of MP Marwan Hamadeh in October 2004 up until the most recent assassination of former Minister Mohammad Shatah, adviser to former Prime Minister Sd Hariri, in December 2013.
Syria, people and government, condemns the assassination and demands that murderers be brought to justice," said a statement by the Ministry, issued Friday.
TUNIS (TAP) - The assassination of General Co-ordinator of the Popular movement and member of the National Constituent Assembly (NCA) Mohamed Brahmi continues to arouse reactions of the political parties' leaders who strongly denounce this political assassination, the second after Chokri Belaid's.
Mosul / NINA / The office of the governor of Nineveh, Ethel al-Nujaifi considered the assassination attempts against him as political targeting.