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the terrorists will have won

A phrase said in response to changes that are perceived to have been made out of fear following a terrorist attack. We cannot change the way we govern this country in light of the latest attack—otherwise, the terrorists will have won.
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Sharing details of the terrorists with media, the police said one of them was an electronic expert and had made several IEDs, used in various attacks.
Army units, supported by Syrian Air Force and army's artillery, thwarted terrorist infiltration attempts on a number of military checkpoints on the axes of the academy to the southwest of Aleppo, killing many terrorists and destroying tens of armored vehicles.
The army's operations also targeted hideouts of Jabhat al-Nusra and other terrorist organizations in Khan al-Assal, Kafr Hamra and Zeitan, 16 km South west of Aleppo city, resulting in killing and injuring many terrorists.
The literature survey focuses on those contributions that are relevant to the life cycle of terrorist organizations.
As the terrorist attacks on September 11 unfolded, a Texas state trooper pulled over a rental van and found an enormous load of infant formula inside.
After September the 11th, I vowed to the American people that our government would do everything within the law to protect them against another terrorist attack.
The Coast Guard is studying passenger ferries to learn how terrorists might threaten them, the New York Times reports.
Those people want to kill us," declared one campaign ad, while images of terrorists and their victims flashed on the screen.
This must be emphasized, because as soon as you suggest that it is important, to consider something other than violent retaliation, you are accused of sympathizing with the terrorists.
The Russian government has offered a $10 million reward for the capture of Chechen terrorist chief Shamil Basayev.
The researchers estimate that terrorist violence caused 28 extra traffic deaths during the study period.
Beginning with the terrorists' forays into the diamond fields of Liberia and Sierra Leone, and how money is exchanged for diamonds in order to escape the conventional banking system, readers are subsequently apprised of other avenues of creative terrorist financing.
The proposed Designation of Foreign Terrorist Organizations and Reform Act would allow the government to bypass what supporters call a cumbersome and time-consuming bureaucratic process of formally redesignating known terrorist groups every two years.
The highly choreographed September 2002 bust of Lackawanna, New York's, supposed terrorist cell has finally culminated with a similarly choreographed string of sentencing hearings--and Lackawanna's most notorious citizens are off to prison.
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