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a clandestine military or paramilitary team who murder political dissidents or petty criminals (usually with the government's tacit approval)

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The formation of "death squads" is an admission that the armed forces and police are no match for subversive organizations.
On Tuesday night, Duterte told an during a turnover of housing units for soldiers and policemen in Bohol that he wanted to form a 'Duterte Death Squad' that will deal with communist armed partisans.
Accusing Mosharaf of pushing the tribal areas and Balochistan into bloodshed in the name of war on terror and killing innocent students in Jamia Hafza (Lal Masjid), Ehsan in his video message said, "Mosharaf is again coming to Pakistan to deceive people, but we would be greeting him with our death squad and he would be eliminated."
The growth and decline of the death squads was clearly a result of US and Colombian policy: They were eCytacticaleCO instruments designed to carry out the bloodiest tasks of purging civil society of popular, mass-based opposition.Aa
She added that the death squad acted with the "approval of a rising dictatorial regime", referring to Fujimori's 1990-2000 government.
On Monday, Peru's Congress voted unanimously in support of a motion alleging that Fujimori knew about the killings of 25 people by the army death squad in Lima in 1991 and 1992.
Jewish and human rights groups claim he was an officer in the Arajs Kommando, a Nazi-sponsored death squad responsible for the murder of more than 30,000 Latvian Jews.
The school's alumni include former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, former Haitian dictator Raoul Cedras, and Salvadoran death squad chief Roberto D'Aubuisson, along with many less-famous autocrats, assassins, and thugs.
And if the 83-year-old former death squad officer told lies on his application form for British citizenship, he could face being deported.
Because members of a right-wing paramilitary death squad had killed 11 people in a nearby settlement just a few days earlier, the residents of the Morenos' village took the warning seriously.
A death squad called the Vietnamese Organization to Exterminate Communists and Restore the Nation has taken responsibility for most of the murders and violence.
As Allan Nairn outlined in The Progressive in 1984 and in subsequent articles, the Salvadoran death squad apparatus was set up as a consequence of decisions made by the kennedy Administration.
The murder of a peace consultant in Nueva Vizcaya confirms the existence of President Rodrigo Duterte's death squad, Anakpawis Rep.
NPA Sparrow Unit long gone Albayalde !-- -- Romina Cabrera (The Philippine Star) - December 2, 2018 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines In the face of President Duterte's wish to form a death squad to go after Sparrow units of communist rebels, the head of the Philippine National Police (PNP) said the infamous hit squad is "long gone." PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde said they have not monitored incidents involving these sparrow units of the New People's Army (NPA) for the past three years.
Picardal, who documented the alleged operations of the infamous Davao Death Squad, reportedly went into hiding amid concerns that the death squad was out to get him.