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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I got the paperwork which talks about loyalist paramilitaries but the cops said they know it's the UVF.
Both paramilitaries said that Uribe was the military chief of Bloque Metro and, as such, ordered various mass killings of campesinos, most notably one in the municipality of San Roque in which 67 people were killed.
aid for its war against the Marxist guerrillas, the right-wing paramilitaries, and of course the drug industry.
But if it's proven that republican paramilitaries were behind the raid it will, and indeed should, have some serious implications for the peace process.
The plan effectively meant that loyalist paramilitaries would monitor the perverts' movements and ensure their protection.
The South Belfast MP hit out at paramilitaries for their refusal to allow the people of Northern Ireland to live in peace and condemned them for the misery they continued to cause the province.
Paramilitaries will drive unarmed through the areas of operation, link up with their logistics support at a predetermined location, secure their weapons, and then begin their combat operations.
This article traces the founding of Colombian paramilitaries to the Cold War era when the United States helped the Colombian and Central American governments establish proxy paramilitary forces in its fight against "international Communism.
Refusing to say if paramilitaries were involved, he added: 'That degree of intent and ability would have taken people with good organisational skills.
efforts should push both sides back to the negotiating table, redirect military aid for economic development and pressure the Colombian government to clamp down on soldiers and paramilitaries suspected of violating human rights.