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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General Rasoul said that the Iraqi intelligence has found evidence proving that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is in a sleeper cell of the ISIL terrorists at Iraq-Syria border.
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.
Sleeper cells are terrorists that are disguised so well that they could be your friendly neighbourhood rickshawalla [tricycle driver], the uncle that sits on your street corner, the boy working in your local phone shop, or that old man selling you bread or even your help's sister could be a part of a sleeper cell.
FEARS were growing last night that a sleeper cell was behind the bombings as the FBI stepped up their search for the "true mastermind".
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.
Police who raided the remote farmhouse in Elsdon, Northumberland, feared the 29-year-old was part of a terrorist sleeper cell when they discovered the cache of weapons.
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.
But the family, hiding behind the facade of an upscale home and the son's attendance at a public school, is a terrorist sleeper cell.
DIRECTV's Wednesday night line-up is getting even more intense with the addition of the critically acclaimed Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated mini-series Sleeper Cell.
A SERIES of terror attacks have been foiled in Russia after members of an Islamic State sleeper cell were detained, according to officials in Moscow.