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Synonyms for hijacking

robbery of a traveller or vehicle in transit or seizing control of a vehicle by the use of force

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The Pasdaran's air marshals have managed to foil all hijacking attempts since the air marshal force was founded in 1987, the Pasdaran announced last week as they celebrated the 30th anniversary of the air marshals.
The post Airliner hijackings have become rare events appeared first on Cyprus Mail .
On Thursday last week MEC Plato expressed his concern at the lack of arrests following a number of hijackings in Stellenbosch, at least one of which involved a gang rape.
Summary: Riyadh, Dhu Al-Qa'dah 3, 1431/Oct 11, 2010, SPA-- The Security Spokesman of the Ministry of Interior said that within the framework of efforts by the Supreme Executive Committee on Dealing with Plane Hijacking in the kingdom with the aim of increasing the readiness of the security teams specialized.
These latest hijackings are the furthest east of any pirate attacks in the area since the start of EU NAVFOR s Operation Atalanta in December 2008, almost 600 miles outside the normal EU NAVFOR operating area," it said on its website.
Pirates have been causing havoc in one of the world's busiest shipping lanes, hijacking dozens of ships last year and demanding tens of millions of dollars in ransom payments.
The SAS were regularly a solution to aeroplane hijackings
I recommend we have a portable gallows, and after we have the death penalty back in, we conduct a rapid trial for a hijacker out there and hang him with due process out there at the airport," Davis said when told of a hijacking.
Five of the intelligence reports specifically mentioned al-Qaeda's training or capability to conduct hijackings, the report said.
At the same time, customers were also offered the cost-free service Telia Kod, which provides 100% protection against modem hijacking.
The original plan called for hijacking five commercial jets on each US coast before it was modified several times, according to interrogation reports.
Mohammed also said that,in its final stages, the hijacking plan called for as many as 22 terrorists and four planes in a first wave,followed by a second wave of suicide hijackings that were to be aided possibly by al Qaida allies in South-East Asia.
While no mass exodus from Cuba has occurred, there has been a rash of hijackings culminating in the execution in Cuba of three men involved in the failed attempt to hijack a Havana harbor ferry on April 2.
Rice admitted that she and the President were briefed in August about Al Qaeda and possible hijackings.
About a dozen fighter jets responded to the simulated hijackings which landed successfully at their destination airports.