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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An Israeli pilot witnessed the death of 14 Palestinian civilians, including babies, during the targeted assassination of a Hamas leader, just weeks after transporting wounded Jewish children to a hospital, their blood covering the floor of his helicopter.
But where is the evidence that the targeted assassinations - quite apart from the confusion over the so-called collateral damage - have actually curtailed terrorism?
Summary: Experts warn Israel decision to go back to policy of targeted assassinations will gradually lead to dangerous escalation.
The basic sentiment was admiration for Sharon, a serial war criminal whose wars of aggression, massacres and targeted assassinations of Palestinians were accompanied by the theft of Palestinian land on a massive scale.
htm) Aryan Brotherhood of Texas (ABT), has been suspected of being behind the targeted assassinations.
chief in Gaza UNITED NATIONS, Nov 14 (KUNA) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday reacted cautiously to Israel's resumption of targeted assassinations after its air strikes on Gaza earlier today killed Hamas military chief Ahmad Al-Jabari.
The targeted assassinations of security officials in Yemen, as witnessed again last Wednesday with the killing of a Yemeni official in Sana'a, portends continued instability.
26 ( ANI ): The United Nations will set up an investigation unit in Geneva early next year to probe the use of drone attacks and other targeted assassinations by the United States and other governments that resulted in civilian deaths or injuries.
The group has staged targeted assassinations and bombings around Maiduguri over the last year, killing more than 240 people this year alone, according to a count by The Associated Press.
Jundollah has used a variety of terrorist tactics, including suicide bombings, ambushes, kidnapings, and targeted assassinations.
Islamabad, Ramadan 2, 1432, Aug 2, 2011, SPA - Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik said today the time has come to eliminate armed gangs behind the violence and targeted assassinations in the city of Karachi, the capital of Sindh province.
Summary: Syrian opposition groups say targeted assassinations of protest leaders and mass arrests signal a tactic change by the Syrian state.

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