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Dirty War

An Argentine military campaign against left-wing guerrilla groups and other opponents of the regime 1976–82.
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Noun1.dirty war - an offensive conducted by secret police or the military of a regime against revolutionary and terrorist insurgents and marked by the use of kidnapping and torture and murder with civilians often being the victims; "thousands of people disappeared and were killed during Argentina's dirty war in the late 1970s"
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
offence, offensive, offense - the action of attacking an enemy
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And he adds: How can you narrate terror?" And so begins 77, a novel ostensibly about one of the darkest periods of Argentine history, the so-called Dirty War, waged by the military dictatorship of Jorge Rafael Videla against anyone who challenged the dictatorships social, political, and religious order.
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"How can you narrate terror?" This question is a central focus of Guillermo Saccomanno's 77, set during the 1977 reign of terror in Argentina, the Dirty War. The military coup d'A[c]tat of 1976 led to the killing of over thirty thousand Argentinians suspected of left-wing propaganda.
'They pushed us into a dirty war against the state just for their petty interests,' Daran Marri said, adding that he and his group of militants had now decided to join hands with the government and work for the betterment of the people of the country.
He has also defended his methods, likened by critics to a dirty war, which he employed against insurgents.
While the General Bipin Rawat supported use of military force in Kashmir by saying that, 'This is a proxy war and proxy war is a dirty war. It is played in a dirty way.
With the closure of a pub and restaurant in Salisbury, and a police officer ill in hospital along with the spy's daughter, the innocent have become victims in this dirty war.
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On Sunday the Indian army chief had termed the 'infamous' act of strapping a Kashmiri to an army Jeep as 'innovative' and said that commending the Army officer was to boost the morale of his army which is fighting a 'dirty war' in Kashmir.
FORMER Union home minister P Chidambaram has come down heavily on the Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat for his comments about fighting a dirty war in Kashmir.
The opposition parties criticised the Army Chief's statement that his men were fighting a "dirty war" which needed "innovative methods" to combat it.