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separatist

, separationist
a. a person who advocates or practises secession from an organization or group
b. (as modifier): a separatist movement
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On Saturday, an edgy calm returned to Aden but separatist fighters were patrolling the streets and seen carrying out more arrests across the city, four residents told Reuters.
Summary: Yemen government forces Wednesday captured Aden airport from southern separatists and attacked the city's eastern suburbs, residents and officials said, in renewed fighting that deepened a rift between supposed allies in the Arab coalition.
The statement comes after the Ghali called for war with Morocco in a video message posted by Futuro Sahara in July.The separatist leader said that the Polisario Front is launching an initiative for compulsory militaryservice in the Tindouf camps, to "prepare for the inevitable war against a relentless enemy.
The coalition overnight on Saturday renewed a call for the separatist forces to withdraw from all sites they have recently captured in Aden.
The government of Nikol Pashinyan has rejected a request for financial assistance from the separatist regime.
The ED had filed a case on the basis of an FIR lodged by the NIA accusing some separatist leaders of Kashmir and Pakistan-based conspirators Hafiz Saeed and Syed Salahuddin of conspiring to wage a war against India and fomenting trouble in the Kashmir Valley.
This new scandal was brought to light by a leader of the separatist movement who asked the Polisario's leaders to provide explanations on this aid, said the daily in an article authored by Miguel Angel Ortiz, president of the Canary-Sahrawi Forum.
In a strongly worded statement on Saturday the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) called the arrest of the senior separatist leader Yasin Malik and the crackdown on 200 Jamaat-e-Islami cadres and leadership, including its chief Ameer Abdul Hamid Fayaz, "dictatorial" and "arbitrary." It said that "nocturnal raids across the valley look to be a part of the continued policy of suppression of pro self-determination leadership and narrative." "The last 30 years have shown that jailing and intimidating activists and leaders will not deter them from their path, nor will it stop people from demanding the resolution of the Kashmir dispute through self-determination," said a statement issued by Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik.
POLICE clashed with Catalan separatists in Barcelona yesterday as tensions increase before the anniversary of the Spanish region's illegal referendum on secession which ended in violent raids by security forces.
The court further noted that the separatist organisation All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) was not a banned outfit under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).
I don't think they [BJP] are ready to give you (separatist) anything.
Srinagar :The Kashmiri separatist leadership on Tuesday asked the Central government to clear the ambiguity in its offer of dialogue before the separatist leadership deliberates on joining these talks.