francs-tireurs


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see guerrilla warfareguerrilla warfare
[Span.,=little war], fighting by groups of irregular troops (guerrillas) within areas occupied by the enemy. When guerrillas obey the laws of conventional warfare they are entitled, if captured, to be treated as ordinary prisoners of war; however, they are
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Without doubt, it was the experience of the francs-tireurs problem that provided primary impetus.
En 1939, le chef-adjoint SS Reinhard Heydrich evoquait a son tour la menace des francs-tireurs pour justifier ses ordres au Einsatzgruppen d'attaquer les juifs polonais des grands centres urbains.
Curiously, this did not deny the `facts' alleged by the Allies but argued that German actions were legitimate reprisals for the real atrocity in the German view -- mass resistance by Franco-Belgian civilians in a war of francs-tireurs.
La France a ete la premiere a ouvrir le bal des francs-tireurs.
Les militants egyptiens denoncent les policiers "arracheurs d'yeux", accusant les forces de l'ordre armees de fusils, tirant notamment des balles en caoutchouc, de viser deliberement les yeux des manifestants et chargeant des francs-tireurs specialistes de cette mission.
Zaza d'abord, Bruno Pelletier, plein chant, Les Francs-tireurs, and the series Cap aventure scored 2 nominations each.
Issa, qui a fait etat de 11 morts et de 45 blesses dans les rangs des pro-GNA vendredi, la plupart touches par des balles de francs-tireurs de Daech postes sur les toits des batiments.