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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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Islamabad, Shawwal 6, 1432, Sep 4, 2011, SPA - At least two people were killed and a number of others injured today in renewed violence and targeted assassinations in the city of Karachi, the capital of Pakistan's Sindh province.
Would we feel the same about our targeted assassination policy if it meant sending hit squads into Pakistani villages to pull up-close-and-personal triggers against the heads of our enemies?
Israel's policy of targeted assassination should not be accepted.
The drone attack, according to DEBKAfile's military and intelligence sources, was the first targeted assassination Israel has ever conducted by air over a main street in Beirut.
Since 9/11, drone attack has become quite commonly used tactics by the USA and Israel in its targeted assassination attempts.
Another was killed in a targeted assassination. In the sixth case, the circumstances of the death were unclear.
He said the motive was not clear but added: "If not a gangster killing it was, at the very least, a planned and targeted assassination carried out with ruthless efficiency involving a number of persons, probably in excess of those at the scene of the murder."
The operation started with the targeted assassination of a top Hamas official, the head of its military wing Ahmed Jabari, on Wednesday afternoon.
The Los Angeles Times in its editorial, on a report of the London-based Bureau of Investigative Journalism criticised the covert program of targeted assassination carried out by the U.S.
Israeli Official: Israel must continue targeted killing An Israeli official says the Tel Aviv regime should continue targeted assassination of high-ranking figures within Palestine's Islamic Jihad Movement and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
On Jun 24, a presidential spokesman had said that Hamas was ready to resume a ceasefire broken earlier this month and prevent rockets from being fired into Israel, if the Israeli army ceased its policy of targeted assassination of militants.
How, asks a pilot, can you drop a one-ton bomb in a populated area for a targeted assassination and not be conscious that innocent civilians will die?

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