hit squad

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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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Corpus, quoting Judavar, said Baldo had planned to hire the same six-man hit squad that killed Batocabe for the hit on Jaucian.
NPA Sparrow Unit long gone Albayalde !-- -- Romina Cabrera (The Philippine Star) - December 2, 2018 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines In the face of President Duterte's wish to form a death squad to go after Sparrow units of communist rebels, the head of the Philippine National Police (PNP) said the infamous hit squad is "long gone." PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde said they have not monitored incidents involving these sparrow units of the New People's Army (NPA) for the past three years.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el Sisi have called on the White House to keep supporting Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, despite the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by a hit squad sent from Riyadh, the Washington Post reported on Thursday.
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Intelligence chiefs launched a surveillance operation to track the hit squad sent by Riyadh.
A member of a hit squad dressing as the murdered target to throw investigators off is another guilty twist in a macabre scandal.
Turkish officials say the journalist, who wrote critical pieces about Saudi's rulers for America's Washington Post, was murdered and his body dismembered by a hit squad. Police have been searching a forest near the Saudi consulate for his remains.
The sleeper agent -- living undercover in Britain -- is thought to have guided a six-strong hit squad known as "The Cleaners" to their Salisbury targets.