sleeper terrorist

sleeper terrorist

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a terrorist who is not currently active but assumes a guise in order to be in position, unsuspected, for future terrorist activities
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A statement issued by the Intelligence Directorate said that with accurate intelligence, continuous monitoring and deliberate infiltration, the military intelligence division managed to arrest two terrorists in the Jbeil district in Falluja, who were working to form sleeper terrorist cells, where they were penetrated and arrested them with a tight ambush, and the two were wanted to judiciary under an arrest warrant in accordance with article 4/1 of terrorism./ End
The focus should be given to make the anti-terrorism body, the NACTA and its joint intelligence directorate fully operational as doing so will help pre-empt activities of sleeper terrorist cells.
"Lebanon, which has successfully defeated terrorist groups in the Bekaa mountains, and elsewhere inside Lebanon, continues to pursue sleeper terrorist cells in order to eliminate them and prevent them from carrying out any attacks against security," Aoun said.
The US official commended what he described as "the bid development" of the Iraqi forces' performance in combating sleeper terrorist cells, according to the statement.
As explained by the author, Joseph D'Antoni, "Shadow Cell is not a story about a sleeper terrorist cell waiting to come alive within our shores.
Spokesman of the Office said that monitoring sleeper terrorist cells is of great importance in Austria and EU states, referring to the need for monitoring borders and setting up joint European plans for restricting those cells danger on the European society.
The sources saw the return of bombings as a threat to the internal Lebanese atmosphere of cooperation that emerged following the formation of the government, especially in light of security reports presented to foreign military attaches that indicate sleeper terrorist cells are hiding in Lebanon with the support of regional parties.
They are "closely monitoring these sleeper terrorist cells through various methods and means," the source said without elaborating.
With a clear international slant, this year's crop explores such issues as sleeper terrorist cells, peacekeeping missions and international arms dealing.
When she discovers the existence of a sleeper terrorist cell in operation, Avantika is sucked into a vortex of danger and intrigue.
A good example of a sleeper terrorist is Ramadan Abdallah Shalah who was born in the Gaza strip and went to London for his education.
"There are at least 100 sleeper terrorist agents here blending into society," Mullenix said.