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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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.
Task Force 16 went after al Qaeda in Iraq, the group that eventually would spawn ISIS, while Task Force 17 was dedicated to countering Iranian influence', chiefly by killing or capturing members of Iraq's Shia militias though in some cases, it even arrested operatives of Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps-Quds Force (IRGC-QF) who were arming and supervising those militias' guerrilla warfare against coalition troops.
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 suffered a tour-ending ankle injury.
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 THE British and Irish Lions were last night rocked by a biting allegation levelled at one of their star players.
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.
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.
The GDN reported last month that new constitutional amendments could force 17 MPs back into the classroom if they wanted to hold on to their seats in the next election.
The Gulf Daily News, our sister publication, had reported last month that new constitutional amendments could force 17 MPs back into the classroom if they wanted to hold on to their seats in the next election.
It was not immediately clear if and when members of Fatah's Force 17, the presidential guard, would return to the border, but the EU welcomed the decision and said there were consultations on the return of its monitors.