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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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During the Cambodian Campaign (4 May-28 June 1970), the 560th fought through nine major enemy ambushes, logging more than 287 convoys and 13,670 miles.
Gun trucks, armored humvees, and the M1117 armored support vehicle are in use, but are vulnerable to mines and ambushes.
The book begins with background on the conflict in Ireland, then examines operations against British transportation in Ireland, IRA rural and urban operations, and improvised explosive devices and ambushes in Ireland.
The ambushes that are set for coalition forces in Afghanistan and Iraq are based on the observations and analysis done by insurgent forces to find the best time, place, and manner for them to attack.
The latest ambushes came only a day after two Japanese diplomats, seven Spanish intelligence agents were killed in separate ambushes in Iraq.
He added that the setting up security ambushes is one of the necessary methods in chasing the terrorist elements and also to prevent their infiltration into the liberated areas in the district of Muqdadiyah northeast of Baquba.
Although the Mujahideen could conduct small-scale ambushes along the entire stretch of the road, there were only two places suitable for large-scale ambushes.
Wcislo and Bertrand Schatz of Centre d'Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive in Montpellier, France, described such ambushes in 1999.
We talked to them about the need to be safe in approaching radio calls - being aware of possible ambushes,'' he said.
The sources pointed out that the attacks in northern Sinai today carried out by armed groups in a unified timing, and targeted security ambushes on Sheikh Zuid Jura and Sheikh Zuid Rafah and Masoora area, pointing out that the gunmen were deployed in groups and attacked ambushes in conjunction with moving car bombs targeted two security ambushes in South of Sheikh Zuid area, northern Sinai.
Because the enemy has been taking a pounding by the coalition forces in this area, it is possible to think that the enemy purposefully sets these ambushes to slow the momentum set by the coalition.
He pointed out that the security forces killed, over the past weeks, dozens of Daash elements in ambushes near Salahuddin.
Given the current operating environment in Iraq and Afghanistan--where ambushes continue to be a favored tactic of insurgents--we do well to learn from the mistakes of Soviet and DRA forces.
Combatants throughout history have encountered ambushes.