hit squad

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hit′ squad`

1. a team of hit men.
2. a group of political terrorists.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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He claimed he had heard voices telling him he was being targeted by a hit squad.
CLAIMS that Princess Diana and her lover Dodi Al Fayad were killed by an SAS hit squad have been dismissed by detectives.
Mansfield, 72, claimed that the hit squad included photographers, drivers, former servicemen, and members of the SAS.
Once-in-a-lifetime musical lineup will include: Elvis Costello, Dion, Tom Morello, Darlene Love, Southside Johnny, Kris Allen, Ruben Blades, Gary US Bonds, Michael Des Barres, Michael Johns, Jesse Malin, Jake Clemons, NYC Hit Squad and other surprise guests
Peru: Peruvian court has cut the sentences of former president Alberto Fujimori s right-hand man, Vladimiro Montesinos, and of members of a secret army hit squad, officials said Friday.
Refaeli plays a seductress in the Israeli-French movie 'Kidon' - the fictious name given to the Mossad hit squad accused of being involved in the slaying of Hamas commander Mahmoud Al Mabhouh, who was found dead at Al Garhoud's Al Bustan Rotana Hotel on January 19, 2010.
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The hit squad, which Dubai police believe was from Israeli spy agency Mossad, was found to have used 26 doctored foreign passports, sparking diplomatic fallout not only with Germany but also Australia, Britain, France and Ireland.
According to Der Spiegel, the suspect, identified as Uri Brodsky, was arrested this month on arrival at Warsaw airport on suspicion that he helped a member of the hit squad obtain a German passport in June last year.
Summary: Britain has asked for an Israeli diplomat to be withdrawn from the UK following the use of cloned British passports by a Mossad hit squad.
Foreign Secretary and South Shields MP David Miliband announced that a diplomat was being expelled yesterday as he condemned Tel Aviv's "intolerable" actions in cloning documents allegedly carried by the hit squad that assassinated Mahmoud al-Mabhouh.
Other members of the hit squad travelled on fake Irish, French and Australian travel documents, Dubai police said.