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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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Mutinous members of a Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) paramilitary unit have completed laying down their weapons at their headquarters in the city.
Sahara Khatun said mutinous guards had started laying down arms after Prime Minister Sheikha Hasina warned the rebels from the Bangladesh Rifles -- a paramilitary unit -- of stern action if they did not end their revolt over low pay.
Stankovic, as a member of a paramilitary unit in Foca, took part in the arrest of Muslim Bosnian civilians in the town at the start of the war.
By Misha Savic BELGRADE, Serbia--Four members of a notorious Serb paramilitary unit who were videotaped gunning down Bosnians near Srebrenica were convicted of war crimes on Tuesday, two years after the footage forced Serbia to admit its role in the 1995 slaughter of nearly 8,000 Muslim men and boys.
It was a cult, it was a revivalist party, it was an intelligence operation, it was a paramilitary unit, and it was an international organization that was rapidly building branches in many Middle Eastern countries.
In the first episode he was filmed leaving the abbey with Gary McCormick, a 36-year-old painter and former member of a Protestant paramilitary unit from Northern Ireland, in search of "virgins and cigarettes" in a nearby village.
Ten years later, at the start of the Second World War, the Schutzstaffel had developed into the elite paramilitary unit of the Nazi party and had over 250,000 people amongst its ranks.
OUSTED loyalist terror chief Johnny ``Mad Dog'' Adair has been warned to stop prolonging the feud in his old paramilitary unit.
Ex-general Patrick McClanahan, who was railroaded out of the Air Force, heads a paramilitary unit known as the Night Stalkers.
12 after receiving death threats from the right-wing paramilitary unit known as the AUC, the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists reported.
It was headlined, `Three Arkan men caught in Zvornik'--Arkan was the leader of a Serbian paramilitary unit which committed crimes in Bosnia, and who was later assassinated.
Now in his most recent film, the lush Gohatto (Japanese for "taboo")--for which Sakamoto has written the score--Oshima tracks the unsettling, sometimes deadly spell that a stunning teenage warrior casts on a number of men in his 19th-century Japanese paramilitary unit [see review, page 70].