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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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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?
Dialogue, however, can be sorely strained when suicide bombings, targeted assassinations and acts of war repeatedly result in civilian deaths.
Israel's policy of targeted assassination should not be accepted.
Since 9/11, drone attack has become quite commonly used tactics by the USA and Israel in its targeted assassination attempts.
Operation Pillar of Cloud was kicked off November 14 with the targeted assassination of one of Israel's most implacable enemies, Ahmed Jabari, commander of the Hama military wing, amid high hopes that this time it would be different.
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.
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?
Foreign Secretary Jack Straw described the targeted assassination by Israel of Sheikh Ahmed Yassin as "unacceptable and unjustified.
The MDC has communicated far and wide, very loudly for that matter, that the lives of some of your politicians are under severe threat from targeted assassination," the letter said.

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