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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However, the drones and targeted assassinations have sadly now become the vital tools of how the U.
While Pharoah plots targeted assassinations and other antiterror schemes, wife Batya (Ger Ryan) finds an abandoned infant on the beach and raises him as their child.
Israel has resumed airborne targeted assassinations against Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip in response to rocket attacks.
Dialogue, however, can be sorely strained when suicide bombings, targeted assassinations and acts of war repeatedly result in civilian deaths.
The use of suicide bombings, roadside bombs and targeted assassinations of those cooperating with Western forces are methods copied from Iraqi insurgents.
Twenty years later, with the Palestinian intifada raging across the West Bank and Gaza, with two peoples locked into a vicious cycle of suicide bombings and targeted assassinations, the perplexed writer decided to check things out for himself.
They stopped short of criticizing the recent targeted assassinations of militant Hamas leaders by the Israeli military.
It immediately sent a letter to Prime Minister Paul Martin asking his government "to voice its opposition to (the killings) and to all targeted assassinations.
The British government has made it repeatedly clear that so-called targeted assassinations of this kind are unlawful, unjustified and counter-productive,' he said.
During the last three years one may add the traumatizing of Palestinians by targeted assassinations, helicopter missile attacks at midnight, bribing for information, arrests of thousands of prisoners, this in response to the traumatizing of the Israelis by Muslim suicide murderers.
Dozens of pilots who refuse to participate in targeted assassinations and attacks in civilian areas get out of missions in private arrangements with their commanders.
An elusive guerrilla leader named Ezequiel wages a terror campaign of bombing and targeted assassinations against the corrupt regime, and Bardem's character, Agustin Rejas, must stop him.

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