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AMBUSH

(language)
A language for linear programming problems in a materials processing and transportation network.

["AMBUSH - An Advanced Model Builder for Linear Programming", T.R. White et al, National Petroleum Refiners Assoc Comp Conf (Nov 1971)].

Ambush

 

the positioning of an army unit or of partisans, prepared well in advance and thoroughly camouflaged, on the most probable route of advance of an enemy with a view to defeating the enemy with a sudden strike, capturing prisoners, and destroying combat equipment. The Russian word for ambush, zasada, denoted the garrison in the cities of the Russian state of the 16th and 17th centuries. The zasada was headed by a voevoda (military commander or governor).

What does it mean when you dream about an ambush?

An ambush is a surprise attack. Concretely, it may represent some unpleasant surprise or unanticipated turn for the worse in one’s life. If one was headed for a clear destination at the time of the ambush, it may represent a sense of being blocked. Ambushes may also be more general symbols of sudden loss and emotional upheaval.

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Meanwhile a source within UNAMID told Sudan Tribune that the patrol unit was ambushed by a group comprised of 5 gunmen, adding that heavy clashes which ensued led to the death of 2 gunmen while the others were forced to flee.
At least three election candidates, including President Hamid Karzai's vice-presidential running mate Mohammad Qasim Fahim, have been ambushed in the past week although all escaped unhurt.
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AN SAS hero was shot dead in Iraq when an angry mob ambushed his convoy, it emerged yesterday as six other people died in separate attacks.
Three soldiers were killed when their 1st Armoured Division convoy was ambushed near the southern Iraqi city of Diwaniyah.
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The soldiers of Bravo Company, 74th Infantry Battalion were securing a road and checking reports that an improvised explosive device had been found there when they were ambushed around 6:20 a.
The Nigerian Army on Saturday vowed to expose those he described as political collaborators of Boko Haram terrorists, just as it denied an online publication that the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai was ambushed and wounded by Boko Haram.
That was when they ambushed and killed six police officers who were on the way to check out a report of an ambush.
Hezbollah ambushed al-Nusra convoy along the road to the al-Khayl valley in Jaroud Arsal region of the Becca province, using an ATGM (anti-tank guided missile) from a nearby hilltop.