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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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Manila: Five people were killed in separate ambushes in the volatile southern Philippines, police and the military said on Sunday, and a radio reporter was kidnapped by armed men on the eve of mid-term elections.
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.
But the militants remain a threat, staging periodic bombings and ambushes.
The enemy's most effective tactic is not holding strongpoints, hilltops, or bridgeheads; in Iraq and Afghanistan he is most effective in the attrition of coalition forces in ambushes.
The innovative killer whale lives in MarineLand, an attraction in Niagara Falls, Canada, and behavioral biologist Michael Noonan happened to videotape the orca's early ambushes.
William MacDonald says US soldiers have killed 46 Iraqis and captured 8 trying to carry out a series of attempted ambushes on US convoys in Samarra, adding: "The 4th infantry division repelled multiple ambush attacks".
soldiers and one civilian suffered injuries in the multiple ambushes around 1:30 p.
They say the number of roadside ambushes, rocket attacks and shootouts have declined in the last few months.
In other words, no ambushes like that which befell Capt.
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.