sleeper cell

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Noun1.sleeper cell - a cell of sleepers; "an al-Qaeda sleeper cell may have used Arizona as its base"
cadre, cell - a small unit serving as part of or as the nucleus of a larger political movement
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Amador Corpus said the suspects are "locals who want to establish their presence." Sleeper cell
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army troops stormed an ISIL sleeper cell in the Eastern desert of Sweida, killing several terrorists and destroying their hideout.
Police also busted a Hizbul Mujahideen sleeper cell functioning under the command of Mohammad Shaheen Baba alias Zaid- bin Tariq of Chadoora, Budgam, a spokesman said.
"Policemen backed by sleeper cell members of Al-Nusra, already inside the city, attacked the governorate building but they were quickly pushed back out by regime forces," said Abdel Rahman.
FEARS were growing last night that a sleeper cell was behind the bombings as the FBI stepped up their search for the "true mastermind".
Five of the militants were teenagers from Jaar itself who had quietly moved into the farmhouse as a typical sleeper cell, a Yemeni security source told Reuters.
KARBALA / Aswat al-Iraq: Police forces have arrested the members of a sleeper cell before carrying out attacks during an upcoming Shiite pilgrimage in Karbala City, a local media director said on Wednesday.
SCOTLAND Yard last night refused to discuss allegations that a sleeper cell of al-Qaida spies is being kept under surveillance after infiltrating the Metropolitan Police.
SCOTLAND Yard yesterday refused to discuss allegations that a sleeper cell of al Qaida spies is being kept under secret service surveillance after infiltrating the Metropolitan Police.
In Showtime's second installment of the Sleeper Cell miniseries (premiering December 10), Iranian-American actor Omid Abtahi plays Salim, a closeted gay terrorist.
The poster for FX channel's new series Sleeper Cell included the phrase: "America's latest hero is a Muslim straight out of jail."
It's rather in the implementation where "Sleeper Cell" becomes somewhat mundane--essentially updating "White Heat," as an undercover agent infiltrates a ruthless gang, building toward a too-long-in-coming showdown.