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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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While Kibati and Ngotho's sources agree on why Ngoroko was formed to fight the rampant theft of livestock in the Rift Valley they differ markedly on how this storied but short-lived paramilitary unit came into being.
The penalty of prision mayor in its maximum to its medium period or a fine of P100,000 or both, at the discretion of the court shall be imposed upon any government personnel or the whole complement of a government unit, the paramilitary personnel or the whole complement of the paramilitary unit, the government asset (and/or the military affiliate) who impede, obstruct, or influence any preliminary investigation, administrative investigation and/or petition by altering, destroying, mutilating, concealing, covering up, falsifying, or making any false entries in any record, document, or specimen whereof, relative to any matter involving any human rights defenders, defenders or organizations or activities.
Two out of six Bosniak men from Srebrenica who were shot by members of the Scorpions paramilitary unit in 1995 have now been identified after their remains exhumed from a mass grave at Rogoj mountain pass in the Trnovo municipality in June last year, it was announced on Friday, BIRN reports.
paramilitary unit, and protesters began exchanging firebombs, tear gas canisters and large rocks with the agents of the law.
It refers to a brutal British paramilitary unit sent to suppress Irish revolutionaries in the early 1920s.
A deputy war-crimes prosecutor in Belgrade investigates a Serbian paramilitary unit and discovers that the shadowy figure responsible for their orders is still at large in the well-intentioned but clumsily executed political thriller "Redemption Street," from debuting helmer Miroslav Terzic.
The indictees were members of a paramilitary unit known as Sakali (Jackals), the statement from Vladimir Vukcevic's office said.
Turkey's Defense Ministry has announced plans to explore a paramilitary unit of professional soldiers that would conduct counter-terrorism operations along Turkey's border.
The visit has caused outrage in Zimbabwe as North Korea trained Mugabe's infamous "Fifth Brigade" paramilitary unit which killed around 20,000 people in the Eighties.
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.