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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Dans la province de Homs, un "citoyen-journaliste" de 17 ans, Anas al-Halwani, a ete tue par un tireur embusque, alors qu'il tentait de soigner un autre militant blesse par un franc tireur, selon les Comites locaux de coordination (LCC) qui chapeautent la contestation sur le terrain.