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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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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.
He said the PML-N had been fighting a dirty war to save its skin, offices, and key persons.
Bepin Rawat's remarks that India is fighting a dirty war in Kashmir, AIP Supremo and MLA Langate Er.
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.
Coming to the defence of General Rawat, Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu said: "I totally agree with the Indian Army chief's statement that the dirty war in Jammu and Kashmir calls for innovation.
The weapons arms deals are direct and public announcement of US support to the dirty war being launched by Saudi regime against the Yemeni people since more than two years.
This dirty war is pitiless, and if the international civil society itself does not stop the Saudi-led violence and war crimes, then it will have it done.
In Latin America, in the two decades of the past century, that period when military dictators waged a bloody war on insurgencies is termed 'the dirty war.
In 2002, Washington partly declassified roughly 4,700 State Department records from the Dirty War period.
In the same breath he asks the country not to fall prey to the US strategy as it will be dragged into what he called a dirty war on Syria and that "innocent people will be killed.
As a Jesuit priest, Jorge Mario Bergoglio lead Argentina's Jesuits and was involved in Argentina's Dirty War, then went into exile in Cordoba and emerged as a friend of the poor.
FORMER dictator Jorge Rafael Videla, who took power in Argentina in a 1976 coup and led a military junta that killed thousands of his fellow citizens in a dirty war, died yesterday while serving life in prison for crimes against humanity.