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Synonyms for ambuscade

an attack or stratagem for capturing or tricking an unsuspecting person


to attack suddenly and without warning

Synonyms for ambuscade

the act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise

wait in hiding to attack

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The two separate ambuscades came despite the deployment of more government troops in Maguindanao ahead of Monday's plebiscite on the Bangsamoro Organic Law.
"What is important to me is if there is one, then the CPP-NPA at this time and for a change should listen to the President - enough of these ambuscades, enough of these extortion activities and we will sit down.
The book also narrated Japanese soldiers' retaliations following ambuscades of Filipino guerrillas; and Captain Kengo Watanabe's order to execute 10 American civilians in Aklan's village in December 1943.
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But in spite of, or probably because of, the transfer of the security charge to the Afghan government, the Taliban have been emboldened to stage more ambuscades and suicide attacks, killing hundreds of Afghans, including civilians.
convoys and escorts; to plant ambuscades, and to put in practice every strategem for surprising or disturbing the enemy," wrote M.
The MNLF retaliated with such familiar guerilla tactics as ambuscades, assaults on military installations and logistics, terror bombings, and random assassination of soldiers.
ambuscades of terror and delight in Eilean Ni Chuilleanain; and the
The ABB was active in the late 1980s and used to conduct daring ambuscades on mostly abusive police and local officials.
Besides the hidden Snares laid in our Way, The sudden Deaths we hear of every Day, The Smoothest Paths have unseen Ambuscades, And Insecurity Security invades; For no Man knows what's the next Hour's Event, Man lives, as he does die, by Accident.
Those who are beautiful are also menacing; they are the "charming ambuscades" from which "the arrows of desolation might be shot" at a man (LL, pp.
their natural ambuscades the sullen parental coitus.(18)
Scuba and snorkling lessons are free, and so is the view: coconut groves, birght ambuscades of tropical flowers and a lawn as smooth and green as a fresh roll of Astroturf stretching all the way down to the beach.
The CPP-NPA, it was recalled, is known to stage hostilities such as harassments, raids and ambuscades against soft government posts and installations to highlight significant events in the terrorist movement.