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    Default Taking deadly threats

    Pakistan deserved credit for their hard investigative and operational work in taking deadly threats like Al Qaeda leader Younis Al-Mauritani off the battlefield. Please tell me the meaning of underlined words,I also used dictionary but could not understand.

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    Default Re: Taking deadly threats

    Through their work people like him have ceased to be a threat- either through capture or death.

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    Default Re: Taking deadly threats

    Quote Originally Posted by 1235 View Post
    Pakistan deserved credit for their hard investigative and operational work in taking deadly threats like Al Qaeda leader Younis Al-Mauritani off the battlefield. Please tell me the meaning of underlined words,I also used dictionary but could not understand.

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    (1) I interpret that as follows:

    (a) Pakistan deserves credit.

    (b) Why? Because it either arrested or killed that man. (The sentence is not specific.)

    (c) Before that happened, that man was a leader on the battlefield.

    (d) He was a deadly threat. That is, while he was a leader on the battlefield,

    there was always the chance that he (and his men) would kill a lot of people.

    Now that he in in prison or dead, he is no longer a threat (danger) to the

    people on the battlefield.

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