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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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"A government like Bahrain has to be right 1,000 times a day and the sleeper cells need to be right only once.
According to a military communique in the area, the Syrian Arab Army stormed a cave used by the ISIL sleeper cell to store weapons and other supplies in Toloul al-Safa region in the Eastern desert of Sweida, massdar news reported.
He said ISIS sleeper cells are believed scattered in Luzon specifically in Baguio City in the Cordillera Administrative Region; Dagupan City, Pangasinan; Tarlac in Central Luzon; and in the Visayas provinces of Samar and Cebu.
Last night, the governor of Kirkuk, Najm al-Din Karim, insisted that Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and counter-terrorism forces were completely in control and blamed the attack on Isis sleeper cells.
We have to accept that we have hit squads and sleeper cells in Germany."
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.
Summary: Another arrest warrant was issued Tuesday against Salafist Sheikh Ahmad al-Assir on charges of forming sleeper cells, a judicial source told The Daily Star.
The intelligence agencies are also investigating whether the terrorists had any links with the sleeper cells located on both sides of the Indo- Pak border and drug smugglers.
In a statement published in the local media Tuesday, Gharsalli admitted that recent terrorist attack on Sousse resort, which left over 38 people, mainly tourists, dead, was a "major and painful operation." He, however, underlined that the police have carried out successful crackdown campaigns on the terrorist sleeper cells across the nation.
It's all sleeper cells, blackmail, code names and kipper ties.
ANKARA (CyHAN)- The leader of Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) Kemal Kylycdaroy-lu said Turkey has become a safe haven for terrorist sleeper cells, slamming the government for not paying attention to the opposition's warnings.