Definitions

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  • noun 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

  • "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'

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

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  • "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'

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

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  • 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

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

    November 28, 2008