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hit′ squad`

1. a team of hit men.
2. a group of political terrorists.
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Noun1.hit squad - a team of assassins
team, squad - a cooperative unit (especially in sports)
death squad - a clandestine military or paramilitary team who murder political dissidents or petty criminals (usually with the government's tacit approval)
Sparrow Unit - a hit squad of the New People's Army in the Philippines
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Writes the Sun, "ISIS hit squads and 'sleeper cells' intent on waging war on Europe have entered Germany disguised as refugees, a leading spy chief [Hauser] has confirmed.
Government hit squads will swoop on unscrupulous money men who target poor inner-city households often turned down for loans elsewhere.
Last April the Conservative cabinet member for street services, Coun Len Gregory, introduced four hit squads to the city.
I assure readers that all requests to me are passed on to the depot or our hit squads.
Both are now getting visits from Department of Health hit squads which will look to see how the infection can be halted.
Miss Hewitt has already ordered hit squads to take over the financial running of 18 other trusts which have run up massive deficits.
When no less than Golda Meir (Lynn Cohen) asks her former bodyguard to give up all connections with the world he knows to lead one of several hit squads against Palestinians who planned the Munich massacre, Avner can't say no.
IT WAS interesting to read in Daily Post (January 20) of the threat of hit squads over council recycling figures.
Jack McConnell pledged yesterday that a Labour victory in the Holyrood election will pave the way for Government NHS hit squads to take charge of dirty hospitals.
If the departments fail to shape up, they will not only be refused extra funding by the Government - but the Health Secretary will send in hit squads to take over.
Focusing on the relationship between a former officer in the country's hit squads and the journalist who investigated the ruthless and covert operation, the film smoothly incorporates the ability to change and forgive even among those who have good reason not to forget Pic should ring up solid TV sales and some limited specialized theatrical play.
When Martha Honey called us up a few months ago and proposed a story on Guatemalan hit squads operating in the United States, I instantly took an interest.