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  • n. Plural form of hijacking.


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  • These are the people that brought the word hijackings and suicide bombers.

    Q. and A. With Taghreed El-Khodary in Gaza - The Lede Blog -

  • According to USA TODAY's current count, the death toll from all four hijackings is 3,040, excluding the 19 hijackers. - For many on Sept. 11, survival was no accident

  • We're no fan of hate-filled audiotapes, but we prefer them to bombings and hijackings, which is what bin Laden and his cronies were doing before "the Bush-McCain approach."

    Mrs. Obama and the Tuskegee Superstition

  • Turning to your question in terms of the overseas investigation, with regard to September 11 hijackings, that is taking us well overseas.

    CNN Transcript Nov 2, 2001

  • Although ships seized in Nigeria and Benin were usually released within 10 days, compared to six months in Somali hijackings, the IMB warned that these attacks could become more violent.

    The Seattle Times

  • "Although the average length of captivity for ships taken off the coasts of Nigeria and Benin tends to be roughly 10 days, compared to six months in Somali hijackings, IMB warns that these attacks can be more violent," it said.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • The selfless heroism of the women who battled to protect passengers and provided vital information about the hijackings is a matter of public record. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • The United Nations envoy to Somalia today condemned the recent upsurge in piracy off the coast of the Horn of Africa nation, calling the hijackings an "insult to international legality."

    AllAfrica News: Latest

  • The hijackings were the latest in a series of audacious maritime attacks off the coast of Somalia, a war-torn country that has been without a functioning government since 1991.

    Warren Ellis

  • Omar said the hijackings were a justified response to what he called foreign exploitation of Somalia's waters for the last 17 years.

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