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Assassination

See also Murder.
assassins
Fanatical Moslem sect that smoked hashish and murdered Crusaders (11th—12th centuries). [Islamic Hist.: Brewer Note-Book, 52]
Brutus
conspirator and assassin of Julius Caesar. [Br. Lit.: Julius Caesar]
Caesar, Julius
(102–44 B.C.) murdered by conspirators. [Br. Lit.: Julius Caesar]
Gorboduc
king killed by the people, who were horrified at his murderous family. [Br. Legend and Lit.: Benét, 410]
Harmodius
assassinated Hipparchus, brother of the tyrant Hippias. [Gk. Hist.: EB (1963) XI, 198]
Ides of March
Caesar killed by opposing factions (44 B.C.). [Rom. Hist.: EB, 3: 575–580]
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But what is more dangerous is that with such targeted assassinations the U.
Among the abuses Carter cited were drone attacks that kill civilians, targeted assassinations of American citizens, powers to indefinitely detain terror suspects, the use of torture to obtain confessions and privacy violations through warrantless wiretapping and electronic data mining.
The security sources said that among the detainees were three snipers involved in the targeted assassination of members of warring parties on an ethnic basis in the city.
war effort across the border, especially in the form of targeted assassinations of suspected terrorists.
Israel has killed dozens of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza in so-called targeted assassinations, and is also suspected of being behind the assassinations of senior alleged terrorists in other countries.
It has long been said that Syria's Alawite/Ba'thist regime co-ordinated with Iran's theocracy in letting such attacks and various other abuses, such as torture and targeted assassinations, occur with their joint purpose of undermining Iraq (see Part 63 in sbme5IrqAbusesNov1-10).
Written two months before Israel's surprise offensive in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, the cable sought "details on Israel Defense Forces (IDF) operations underway or planned" against Palestinian militants, "including targeted assassinations and tactics/techniques used by ground and air units.
Now, there hasn't been a lot of attacks since the government was sworn in seven days ago, but attacks have been stepped up against the Iraqi security forces, with targeted assassinations and continued explosions targeting their different headquarters across the country," our correspondent said.
Jundollah uses a variety of terrorist tactics, including suicide bombings, ambushes, kidnappings and targeted assassinations," it added.
The recent shootings could indicate they are turning to targeted assassinations.
The novel does not explore the pros and cons of this assassination, nor the policy of targeted assassinations in general terms.
A leaked report to a Spanish judge over a spate of shootings says the gang is a "worldwide organisation that is dedicated mainly to drug trafficking, targeted assassinations and has a hierarchical structure among the members, almost all of whom originate in Liverpool and Manchester".

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