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death squad

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdeath squadˈdeath squad noun [countable]  PMa group of people who have been ordered to kill someone’s political opponents
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death squadThis was the group, formally under army control, that operated as a death squad during the rule of Ferdinand Marcos.Those trained allegedly formed a death squad which directed its activity against pro-ANC activists.The death squad published a statement claiming they would cut off the head of every Committee member.
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