paramilitary

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paramilitary

1. denoting or relating to a group of personnel with military structure functioning either as a civil force or in support of military forces
2. denoting or relating to a force with military structure conducting armed operations against a ruling or occupying power
3. 
a. a paramilitary force
b. a member of such a force
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Of course, another major reason for the angry reactions from the central Iraqi government is that there has been no attempt to coordinate these developments with it; this is why it has cut off monthly payments to its own paramilitary forces being trained at the Bashika camp.
In July, Nepal agreed to deploy paramilitary forces at five of the busiest customs points along the Nepal-China border.
The bomber was believed to have targeted members of the Frontier Constabulary, part of Pakistan's paramilitary force, used to protect diplomatic missions and the homes of prominent figures.
This transition has brought new threats to our soldiers in the form of paramilitary forces and their weapon of choice--the improvised explosive device (IED).
IRAQI paramilitary forces in Basra fired mortars and machine guns at 2,000 Iraqi civilians trying to flee the city, it was reported today.
According to Iraqi Christian sources, Kurdish paramilitary forces have conducted a terror campaign against Christians living in the Safe Haven, which has included assassinations of Christian leaders and expropriations of land held by Christians," Allensworth writes.
They concede that most of the coca crops, 62,000 acres of the total 74,000 acres so far sprayed, have been around towns and hamlets controlled by paramilitary forces, namely La Hormiga, El Placer, Orito, La Dorada and San Miguel.
are often former refugees fleeing brutal repression from paramilitary forces,'' she said.
The vast majority are peasants caught in the crossfire between Marxist guerrillas and the right-wing paramilitary forces that seek to wipe them out.
Yet there has not been one clash, one armed confrontation between the army and these paramilitary forces.
Guatemalan military and paramilitary forces have shown unspeakable brutality to Guatemala's indigenous people.
In truth, the manuals can actually be traced to Project X, a 1965 army program to train military, police, and paramilitary forces throughout Southeast Asia and Latin America.