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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And while Prince's plans to colonize Afghanistan with a private army has not yet been adopted, Atlantic Council Senior Fellow Sean McFate tells Al Bawaba that Trump may turn to Prince soon and adopt parts of his proposal:
Rampal and his close aides, including his private army, had resisted a police operation to arrest him on the orders of the Punjab and Haryana High Court while holed up inside his Satlok Ashram in Barwala town of Hisar in November 2014.
The IG said that according to Article 256 of the Constitution, no one can have his private army hence Mirza must be ordered to surrender it.
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They are becoming the private army of Her Majesty's Government.
She even privatised the TSB, which was owned by its members and then politicised the police force, using them as her private army.
The bizarre situation in Malaysia's northern state of Sabah needs to be resolved between the governments of Malaysia and the Philippines, and the antics of a small private army making large territorial claims should not affect the good relations between these two friendly nations.
Uma Thurman (pictured) is the assassin working her way through a "death list" of enemies, culminating in a limb-lopping, blood-spraying spectacular showdown with Tokyo crime boss Lucy Liu's private army.
There was no flagwaving at the private Army and Navy Club on Pall Mall as rower Katherine Grainger, 36, sensationally capped a dazzling career in the sport.
Seasoned audio narrator Michael Page, who has recorded over 100 titles for Brilliance Audio, provides a spirited reading for this tale of intrigue and espionage set in the Scottish Highlands and revolving around agent Paul Chavasse, who was badly injured on his last mission yet is ready to take on a new adversary in Max Donner, a millionaire with his private army and a dangerous plot.
The government allowed the Ampatuans to run a private army as part of a strategy to contain a long-running Muslim separatist insurgency in Maguindanao and other parts of the south.