assassination

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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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I know that a targeted assassination is approved and there is a preventive action procedure and I received instructions from the Operations Directorate.
It is the targeted assassination of Palestinians whom the military or the police consider terrorists on the basis of secret intelligence.
They don't understand why the Gazans are firing home-made missiles into Israel in response to massacres, targeted assassination and the destruction of infrastructure including sewage and water works.
This was a deliberately targeted assassination for whatever reason.
This case relates to the al-Daraj targeted assassination of 2002, in which 14 civilians were killed and 150 injured.
I do condemn the targeted assassination of Sheikh Yassin and the others who died with him,'' Annan told reporters.
The Israeli forces do not deny the targeted assassination, although it contravenes international law, justifying the killing by saying that Aladdin was planning to revive the armed resistance wing of Islamic Jihad, Saraya Al Quds, in the West Bank.
Foreign Office minister Ben Bradshaw said: "Britain cannot accept the targeted assassination by Israel of Palestinian militants.
In June of that year the Israeli military threatened a targeted assassination.
The policy of targeted assassination contravenes international law.
Akram al-Tarzi noted that the killing of al-Jabouri has taken place within the framework of targeted assassinations by international networks, and said, "The foreign countries intend to divide Iraq into the three Shiite, Sunni and Kurdish regions to weaken the nation and loot its wealth.
In a joint statement the participants condemned how the war has decimated the media community since the start of the year in Yemen, noting that 10 journalists and media workers have been killed either caught up in the military cross fire or a result of targeted assassinations.

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