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Members of the Legion’s direct-action units, appropriately termed echipa mortii (death squads), in turn, each contributed some of their blood to a common glass, from which all drank, uniting them in life and death.
Arena was founded in 1981 by Roberto d’Aubuisson, whose calls for the extermination of Communists by death squads were embraced by the country’s oligarchy and far right.
De Lima and Duterte’s enmity stretches back to 2009 when De Lima, as head of the government’s commission on human rights, launched a probe into the then Davao City mayor’s alleged use of death squads.
Zimbabwe has been ruled by Robert Mugabe since 1980 with infamous death squads.
Some hospitals in Baghdad became staging areas for death squads, from where Mahdi Army forces launched mortars against American troops.
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: a group of people who kill people who oppose a particular ruler or political group
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