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white flag

a sign of surrender. [Western Folklore: Misc.]
See: Defeat
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Al-Bayati went on to say that the White Flags fighters are a combination of Takfiri terrorists and illegal Kurdish political parties.
White Flags is a 46-minute documentary based on the stories of individual Lebanese citizens from different backgrounds, captured on film during extensive research in Lebanon.
The Argentinians are flying white flags of surrender over Port Stanley as their commanding officer sues for peace.
In the 'white flag' case Fonseka was charged with making false claims to a local newspaper that the army had shot dead senior rebel leaders who had surrendered with white flags in their hands.
The web site a day later confirmed that there was an agreement to allow Qaddafi convoy with white flags to proceed and that the agreement was reached between the NTC and Qaddafi representatives.
Among the resonant symbols the project evokes is the traditional white flag of surrender.
The army said it would press manslaughter charges against a soldier for allegedly shooting dead two Palestinian women who were waving white flags, in one of several disciplinary steps to be taken after an internal investigation.
The black and white flags are typical of a FORMULA ONE race, while the red and white flags represent Singapore and the Singapore GP Season.
Israeli soldiers unlawfully shot and killed 11 Palestinian civilians, including four children, who were in groups waving white flags during the Gaza war, a report prepared by the US-based Human Rights Watch says.
Summary: <p>Human Rights Watch (HRW) called on Israel on Thursday to investigate seven incidents in which it said Israeli troops shot dead Palestinian civilians who were flying white flags during the war in Gaza in January.
Joe Stork, deputy Middle East director of HRW writes on its website: "The Israeli military is stonewalling in the face of evidence that its soldiers killed civilians waving white flags in areas it controlled and where there were no Palestinian fighters.
The IDF has slammed a Human Rights Watch report claiming soldiers killed Gazans who allegedly were waving white flags during Operation Cast lead.