Force 17


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Noun1.Force 17 - formed in 1972 as a personal security force for Arafat and other PLO leaders; became one of PLO's elite units; has built an extensive infrastructure of terrorist cells and weapon depots in Europe while attacking Israeli targets
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
Lebanese Republic, Lebanon - an Asian republic at east end of Mediterranean
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He said he knew Espenido, who worked with him in the Presidential Anti-Organized Crime Task Force 17 years ago.
From his humble beginnings as a sniper in Yasser Arafat's [Fatah] Force 17 to his final days advising Iranian-backed terror groups throughout the Middle East, Mughniyeh represented the bridge between the unsuccessful secular Arab terrorists of the 1960s and 1970s and their contemporary Islamist counterparts, as is evident in the rise of Hizbullah and al-Qaeda.
There are also currently around 75 UK personnel in Romania contributing to Exercise Steadfast Cobalt which runs from April to June, validating the NATO Response Force 17 command and control elements.
Amman, May 25 (BNA): Supreme Council for Youth and Sports (SCYS) First Deputy Chairman, Head of Bahrain Athletics Society (BAA), His Highness Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al-Khalifa today arrived in Amman to attend Desert Force 17.
The spokesman for the command, Brigadier Sd Mn told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / the 55 brigade force, Task Force 17, managed, through the ambush, to kill 12 terrorists, and the destroying two vehicles.
Action by the Office of Fair Trading will force 17 banks and building societies to repay an estimated PS149million in interest and charges to 497,000 customers, on products dating back to 2008.
WESTERN FORCE 17 LIONS 69 - PERTH, JUNE 5 A depleted Force team was routed by the Lions, who were led by acting captain Brian O'Driscoll, but Cian Healy (pictured above) suffered a tour-ending ankle injury.
Western Force 17, British and Irish Lions 69 | Western Force should have fielded their strongest side, Michael Foley wanted to keep his main team for the up and coming match with the Waratahs in four days' time.
WESTERN FORCE 17 BRITISH LIONS 69 THE British and Irish Lions faced an anxious wait on three separate counts today regarding an injury and possible suspensions.
Western Force 17 British and Irish Lions 69 THE British and Irish Lions were last night rocked by a biting allegation levelled at one of their star players.
As the sole combat sustainment support battalion (CSSB) in Regional Command East, the 17th CSSB, also called Task Force 17, based out of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, was challenged in June 2010 to continue to improve the class III (bulk) distribution system put in place by the 524th CSSB, based out of Hawaii.
NEW constitutional amendments could force 17 MPs back to class if they want to hold on to their seats at the next election.