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Sleeper Cell

A group that lives in society and conducts no activities until it receives an order or otherwise decides to take action. A sleeper cell is associated with clandestine operations, such as espionage and terrorism.
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There is a possibility that the terror groups have established sleeper cells on both sides of the border.
Policemen backed by sleeper cell members of Al-Nusra, already inside the city, attacked the governorate building but they were quickly pushed back out by regime forces," said Abdel Rahman.
Murugadoss has created a script focusing on the deadly sleeper cells existing in our neighbourhoods.
Maj Gen Al Hassan said security forces uncovered sleeper cells which planned to target key infrastructures in the country.
He has reportedly given inputs about the Lashkar-e-Toiba's sleeper cells in the country to the police, based on which, police teams will be carrying out raids across Maharashtra.
Al Mouawad said he had no doubts about the existence of sleeper cells in the Gulf.
The FBI believes that a number of terrorist sleeper cells were planted in the U.
The author called on the security apparatus to track down sleeper cells and intensify intelligence efforts to keep law and order under control.
Domestic and international terrorist groups raise money in the United States to exploit the nation's market-based economy and democratic freedoms for profits that they send overseas or use locally to finance sleeper cells.
Secret Service, CIA, and Department of Defense, Ricochet is a suspenseful novel of terrorist infiltration, sleeper cells, illegal immigration, and an FBI agent hot on the trail of her parents' killers.
He builds a speculative case that Al Qaeda and other organizations have used these connections in order to smuggle weapons into the US and to establish sleeper cells poised to initiate the "coming apocalypse.