dirty war

NOUN
  1. an offensive conducted by secret police or the military of a regime against revolutionary and terrorist insurgents and marked by the use of kidnapping and torture and murder with civilians often being the victims
    thousands of people disappeared and were killed during Argentina's dirty war in the late 1970s
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How To Use dirty war In A Sentence

  • He says that the prime minister tried to persuade him the whole world was under threat from the country's supposed long-range weapons carrying dirty warheads.
  • Great dirty warrens of houses, peopled with savages and imps of our own miscreation.
  • Around 30,000 people were killed or made to disappear by the armed forces during military rule in Argentina, a period known as the "Dirty War.
  • And he is, after all, the archetypal spy; a spook's spook and a master of dirty tricks and dirty wars.
  • The ex-dictator carried a legacy of being one of the most brutal enforcers during the country's "Dirty War, " in which the military government sought to purge leftist factions in the country.
  • Two so-called ‘impunity laws’ passed in 1986 and 1987 exculpated lower-ranking officers and imposed a definitive date, called ‘final point’, after which the criminals of the dirty war could not be tried.
  • Till recently, dictators who ordered thousands of "disappearances" in Latin America's dirty wars were allowed to slip into easeful retirement.
  • British director, Christopher Hampton, has helmed the film, which chronicles the ‘dirty war’ that raged in Argentina during the Seventies, and which mixes magic realism with graphic scenes of torture.
  • thousands of people disappeared and were killed during Argentina's dirty war in the late 1970s
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