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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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Last Saturday, as troops from the Army 20th IB waded through the flood at the height of Tropical Storm Urduja, about 50 NPA terrorists set upon them in an obvious ambuscade.
contending with one another in the capturing of forts [[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]] and in ambuscades [[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]] and in all forms of mimic warfare; in fact, they shall do literal fighting with balls and darts as nearly real as possible, although the points of the darts shall be made less dangerous, in order that their game of combat may not be completely devoid of fear [[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]], but may provide terrors [[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]] and indicate to some extent who is strong-hearted [[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]] and who not.
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.
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.
their natural ambuscades the sullen parental coitus.
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 PNP statement noted that NPA rebels were known to launch raids, ambuscades and sabotage 'on isolated government posts and installations' ahead of the anniversary.
The President said the intelligence gathering system of both the police and the military needs to be improved to thwart similar incidents of ambuscades.
It is understandable that those fighting at the frontlines, taking casualties from ambuscades and treacherous home-made bombs, would want to have all weapons in the state armory at hand.
But the series of armed encounters have exasperated the President who threatened to call off the peace negotiations if the NPA rebels continue to launch offensives and ambuscades against government troops.
In one of the ambuscades, a government ambulance was hit by an improvised explosive device explosion leaving four health workers wounded.
According to Police Director Camilo Pancratius Cascolan, PNP Director for Operations, based on historical data, 'the CPP/NPA is known to stage hostilities such as raids, ambuscades, and sabotage on isolated government posts and vital installations to highlight significant events in the terrorist movement.