paramilitary organisation


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Noun1.paramilitary organisation - 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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East Antrim MP Sammy Wilson chaired the first meeting of loyalist paramilitary organisation Ulster Resistance in 1986.
Makarios was ousted on July 15 , 1974 by the Greek Cypriot EOKA-B paramilitary organisation, backed by the Greek military and was replaced by pro-Enosis (union with Greece) nationalist Nicos Sampson.
Palencia Gonzalez is considered the main leader of Los Urabenos, a Colombian paramilitary organisation, and responsible for ordering a plan to murder officers of the Colombian national police," it said.
During a meeting with the widow of trade unionist leader Farhat Hached, he said he had ordered the opening of archives on the assassination carried out by the paramilitary organisation "The Red Hand," linked to French colonial authorities' security system.
The newspaper says the letter from the SS paramilitary organisation was discovered in official archives containing files the Nazi secret police, or Gestapo, kept on Jewish lawyers and judges.
The loyalists claim the PSNI's top officer interfered with their right to a fair hearing in court by publicly claiming they were leading figures in the paramilitary organisation, the Ulster Defence Association.
Aditya Arya, joint commissioner of Delhi Police, has said that the police are ready to stop any plans and will coordinate with the Central Industrial Security Force, which is a paramilitary organisation, if there is any anti-hijacking operation.
The paramilitary organisation, responsible for 1,800 murders in the past 30 years, ceased all armed activity from 4pm today.
Northern Ireland Secretary Paul Murphy decided to give the province's biggest loyalist paramilitary organisation another chance after assurances that it would end violence.
Mr Blair told the Commons: "Under the decommissioning legislation, it is open to a paramilitary organisation to decommission with confidentiality.
AKEL took issue because Grivas, also known by his nom de guerre Dighenis, later led the EOKA B paramilitary organisation, which many blame for the ills suffered by the island.
THE Ulster Volunteer Force is to assume a non-military, civilianised role after putting its weapons beyond use, the loyalist paramilitary organisation announced today.