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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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Ibrahim al-Gali, the commissioner of Nateega locality said the UNAMID's patrol was ambushed following its return from an official assignment.
BEIRUT: The March 14 General Secretariat said over the weekend that one of its members had been ambushed in the Bekaa Valley.
The Lebanese army announced that a military patrol was ambushed by an armed group in the area of al-Rahwa in Arsal and that five soldiers were injured, noting that the army is till clashing with the militants and following them on the barrens.
He added that the same Army unit used the same civilian rescue workers to recover the military casualties following an en encounter earlier that day at 11am, when insurgents ambushed them in sitio Bagsak, Managa village.
At least 27 people, including senior Congress leader Nand Kumar Patel, Mahendra Karma, were killed and several others injured when heavily-armed Maoists ambushed a convoy of party leaders inside a dense forest in Chhattisgarh's Bastar district.
In March 2005--just 26 miles southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, two coalition convoys coincidently converged and were ambushed by Iraqi insurgents.
Ghulam Nabi told Pajhwok Afghan News the soldiers were ambushed on their way to the district centre.
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.
Awadh Ali Awadh was ambushed while on his way back from a visit to the scene where suspected al Qaeda fighters killed 10 soldiers and injured several others in the Lowder district early on 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
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.