paramilitary force

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Noun1.paramilitary force - a group of civilians organized in a military fashion (especially to operate in place of or to assist regular army troops)
fedayeen - (plural) Arab guerrillas who operate mainly against Israel
Fedayeen Saddam, Saddam's Martyrs - a feared paramilitary unit formed in 1995 by young soldiers to serve Saddam Hussein against domestic opponents
personnel, force - group of people willing to obey orders; "a public force is necessary to give security to the rights of citizens"
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In July this year, the Sindh government granted paramilitary force the special powers to detain suspects for 90 days with an aim to restore law and order in the megacity.
KARACHI -- With only hours left before the 'special powers' bestowed upon the Rangers paramilitary force expire, the Sindh government is yet to approve a summary for extension.
Next day of the release of the Rangers statement , a contingent of the paramilitary force raided on the offices of Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) and took many files into custody.
In a separate incident in western Baluchistan province, a roadside bomb killed three members of a government paramilitary force in Sorab, about 230kms southwest of the provincial capital of Quetta.
Meanwhile, a former personnel of a paramilitary force, Yashpal Singh Negi, urged Gandhi to provide similar initiatives to paramilitary forces.
She didn't need to, given that she abused the democratic fundamentals of this country by using the police as a paramilitary force in support of her political dogmatic ends to disable trade unions and allow free enterprise a free hand.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Pakistani Taliban militants have executed 21 paramilitary force men who were captured in attacks on their posts late last week, government officials said on Sunday.
The separatists stormed the Frontier Corps (FC) checkpoint in the Lora Lai area of the province, a statement from the paramilitary force said.
Fourteen youths returning from a job recruitment examination for a paramilitary force were killed and several others injured Tuesday after they fell from the roof of a speeding train in northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, the Press Trust of India news agency said Wednesday.
Nepal to deploy paramilitary force at customs points with China
The bomber was believed to have targetted members of the Frontier Constabulary, part of Pakistan's paramilitary force, used to protect diplomatic missions and the homes of prominent figures.
Rank-and-file police yesterday lambasted Metropolitan Police Chief Sir Ian Blair over claims he referred to former colleagues in Northern Ireland as members of a paramilitary force.