snatch squad


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snatch squad

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Brit a squad of soldiers or police trained to deal with demonstrations by picking out and arresting the alleged ringleaders
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snatch squad

n (Brit) → Greifertrupp m (inf)
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Their intelligence is being fed to a special SAS snatch squad set up to capture the jihadists and release the remaining hostages.
Then we were asked for volunteers to cut through the lines as a snatch squad to rescue injured policemen, but the only protection we had was a plastic hat
The court heard Jones had served in the Army with "great distinction" and had since been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder triggered by tours of duty as a company sniper who also worked with an elite snatch squad.
NICHOLAS Jones was an army sniper who worked with an elite snatch squad and had tours in The Gulf, Northern Ireland and Iraq.
Sergeant Eddie Collins was leading an SAS snatch squad which discovered terror chief Abu Jarrah sleeping on the roof of a house in Baghdad.
Sir - What a scandal that three children aged ten, seven and five years can be arrested by a snatch squad in riot gear and carted off in an early morning raid to a detention centre to await deportation to Pakistan.
According to the Washington Post, the snatch squad conducted most of its communications via nonsecure cellphones, permitting the Italians to re-trace all of their movements.
But the American FBI had received conflicting information that he was in Damascus and Eichmann was allowed to live out the rest of the 1950s before eventually being captured in Buenos Aires by an Israeli secret service Mossad snatch squad on a suburban street.
Another in the series shows a mother attempting to talk to her son about drugs, prompting him to call in a military snatch squad to arrest her.
An SAS snatch squad are on standby to seize the target, former Libyan deputy prime minister Matouk Mohamed Matouk.