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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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Yesterday, Abdul Basit informed that since Jadhav's arrest, he has provided a lot of useful information leading to the busting of several sleeper cells.
Under the combing operations, military would be deployed in potentially troubled areas and the troops would then seek out terrorists, their sleeper cells and facilitators, an official said while explaining the new concept.
The charges included forming sleeper cells in Sidon following the Abra clashes, planning to carry out terror acts and training with weapons and explosives with the aim to assassinate religious, political and military figures.
Former Punjab governor, Lieutenant General BKN Chhibber ( retd) claims that the role of sleeper cells and smugglers in guiding the militants cannot be ignored.
The sleeper cells of terrorist organizations establish themselves in Turkey," Kylycdaroy-lu told lawmakers from his party in Parliament.
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.
Kumar plays an army officer, Virat Bakshi, who stumbles upon terrorist sleeper cells in Mumbai during his annual vacation.
He said terror related crimes have dropped since 2011 with police uncovering several sleeper cells, whose members were trained abroad.
He said terror-related crimes have dropped since 2011 with police uncovering several sleeper cells, whose members were trained abroad.
AQC is believed to have many sleeper cells among the American Muslims in the US.
Iraqi Minister Says Insurgent Sleeper Cells Exist in Country
Al Mouawad said he had no doubts about the existence of sleeper cells in the Gulf.