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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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As a result, large parts of the Colombian countryside have become a bloody no-man's land, with the Colombian armed forces battling all three guerrilla groups, and the guerrilla groups in combat with both the army and paramilitary units.
After the group wiped out a rival paramilitary unit in the city, Murillo sent 860 men to turn in weapons in a November 2003 ceremony.
On 8 March a Serbian paramilitary unit, forcing its way into the building, beat up and expelled the occupants, among them Rexhep Qosja, under the very eyes of the (Serbian) police.
Al-Mahdi was arrested on May 17, days after he was called for questioning by state prosecutors over statements he made accusing the paramilitary unit of committing abuses against civilians in Darfur and Kordofan regions.
27 (ANI): A Bangladeshi paramilitary unit that receives training from British police has resumed killing people in so-called "crossfire" incidents that human rights groups say are extra-judicial killings.
The indictees were members of a paramilitary unit known as Sakali (Jackals), the statement from Vladimir Vukcevic's office said.
THE Canadian High Commission is seriously out of line in rejecting a former Border Security Force head constable Fateh Singh Pandher's application for immigration because his erstwhile organisation was a " notoriously violent paramilitary unit responsible for attacks on civilians and torturing suspected criminals.
A LOYALIST paramilitary unit used sledgehammers, pickaxe handles and a gun to inflict punishment beatings on victims, a court heart yesterday.
The RUC was but a pseudo civilian force, regarded by many as a sectarian paramilitary unit.
Photo: James Frain, left, and Ian Hart are members of a Protestant paramilitary unit in Belfast during a tense cease-fire in ``Nothing Personal.
Haradinaj, 42, and Idriz Balaj, 38, who allegedly headed a paramilitary unit, were acquitted in April 2008 on numerous counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
But as far as Canada is concerned, it's just a " notoriously violent paramilitary unit responsible for war crimes in India.