There are too many opportunities for friendly fire, for civilian casualties, for insurgent ambushes.
Abu Hassar then explained the types of operations he was involved in: ambushes, IEDs, raids on checkpoints.
The gunmen often fired on Israeli army positions along the border between Rafah and Egypt and occasionally staged deadly ambushes.
Other violence against Palestinians in recent years has been more clandestine, including mosque burnings and roadside ambushes.
Complex ambushes are sprung from compounds where families have been locked in.
The day before all the scouts had been instructed as to our maneuvers once we crossed the river and were searching for ambushes.
Where was that fine project of leading Jansoulet across the bogs, of guarding him against ambushes?
He entered with the nervous air of a man who is accustomed to fear the presence of traps and ambushes; who scents and avoids them.
On that first story, the doors stood ajar, three of them like three ambushes, shaking his nerves like the throats of cannon.
The ground was hilly and rough, very suitable for ambushes, and over which they did not venture without extreme precaution.
On this page you'll find 22 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to ambushes, such as: assault, surround, trap, waylay, ambuscade, and assail.
From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.