Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of fidayee.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The attack last week in Mumbai resembled the "fidayeen" operations that made Lashkar feared throughout India.

    Attacks Linked to Pakistan Group

  • He was one of the two 'fidayeen' militants gunned down by security forces, to bring to end a 22-hour siege in the heart of Srinagar yesterday.

    Daily News & Analysis

  • "The prevailing peace in Jammu and Kashmir is not to the liking of Pakistan, hence there are terror attacks like 'fidayeen' (suicide) assaults and also increased infiltration bids from across the LoC (Line of Control) and the international border," the army's Northern Command chief, Lt Gen. B S Jaswal, said.

    Hindustan Times News Feeds 'Views'

  • In the Himalayan region, Lashkar developed its trademark "fidayeen" suicide squads - small groups of heavily armed men who are prepared to die in attacks.

    The Guardian World News

  • The commando training, experts fear, may enable these militants to mount both suicide attacks and sophisticated "fidayeen" assaults. he report quoted Shaun Gregory, an expert on Pakistan's nuclear programme, as saying that "fidayeen" tactics could even be used against Pakistan's nuclear sites.

    dailyindia.com News Feed

  • The group specialises in "fidayeen" suicide attacks where terrorists launch a raid knowing they will probably die and aim to kill as many as they can and hold out for as long as possible.

    Top Stories - Google News

  • "fidayeen" attacks in which innocents lost their lives and said an attempt should be made to bring misguided youth back into the mainstream.

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • While Reshi's intention was not clear at this juncture, "the possibility of his carrying out reconnaissance with the aim of launching a 'fidayeen'

    Top Stories - Google News

  • Indian Express Trained pilots in India on terror mission Security agencies have been placed on high alert following an intelligence report that 7-8 trained pilots and around a dozen women fidayeen have entered the country on a mission to carry out terror strikes and hijackings.

    India News Digest: Satyam: IBM, WL Ross Tie-Up Buzz Gets Stronger

  • No to suicide bombers, or fidayeen attacking schools and busses.

    George Habash

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  • I prefer this rendering to fedayeen, which, given the Arabic roots, is fanciful.

    November 28, 2008

  • B.B.C.: 'But frontal assaults, usually carried out by two-man teams firing semi-automatic rifles and lobbing grenades, were the favoured tactic of the insurgency in Indian-administered Kashmir between 1999 and 2003. Scores of such attacks were carried out by "fidayeen" (literally "death-defying") squads in Indian-administered Kashmir during that period.'

    November 28, 2008