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Synonyms for ambush

Synonyms for ambush

an attack or stratagem for capturing or tricking an unsuspecting person

to attack suddenly and without warning

Synonyms for ambush

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

wait in hiding to attack

hunt (quarry) by stalking and ambushing

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In Patikul, Sulu, suspected members' of the ASG also ambushed a renegade type jeepney killing the driver and his companion while traversing Sitio Hawani.
Aside from this year, there were two other high profile instances of police being ambushed as they sat defenseless in patrol cars in recent years.
Ibrahim al-Gali, the commissioner of Nateega locality said the UNAMID's patrol was ambushed following its return from an official assignment.
In the first phase Pervez Musharraf ambushed it, in the second phase PPP ambushed it and in the third phase Asma Jahangir was trying to ambush it.
One soldier was killed and six others were injured in the two separate assassination attempts in Lawadar where government troops are launching a military and security campaign against Al Qaida men who ambushed three military supply vehicles in Amain area close to Lawdar town earlier Friday.
Maulana Ameen was ambushed by unknown assailants ambushed in the Site Town Police Limits here.
The policemen were ambushed in a forest by Maoists as they were returning to a police station," Rabndra Nath Chowdury, a journalist with the Deccan Chronicle newspaper told Al Jazeera.
Summary: Sana&'a, July 21, 2010, SPA --A source at the Supreme Security Committee said on Wednesday the Houthi Group had ambushed a Sheikh killing him, his son and four of his escorts in Saada Province.
Meanwhile, Colonel Mohammad Abdul Wali Thawaba survived an assassination attempt by separatists on Tuesday after being ambushed by a number of gunmen, AN NAHAR reported.
Summary: A convoy carrying ballot papers and other material for next month's presidential election was ambushed by Taliban insurgents in west Afghanistan on Friday, officials said, with four soldiers
According to the AP, officials said the assailants ambushed an army unit patrolling Monday in the Tourine area, 850 kilometres north of the capital of Nouakchott.
Identifying several avenues of approach for mounted and dismounted movements gives patrol leaders several options for getting from the base to the objective without getting ambushed.
SIX American troops were killed when militants ambushed their foot patrol in the mountains of eastern Afghanistan.
ONE of the Midlands' most historic castles is to be ambushed on August Bank Holiday weekend.
The documentary opens with mothers of two of the four Blackwater Security guards who were ambushed in Fallujah, their bodies burned, mutilated and hung from a bridge.