paramilitary unit


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Related to paramilitary unit: Paramilitarism
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Noun1.paramilitary unit - 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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She stressed that absolutely all the proposals of the French president concern the organization of common governance structures in the EU: a single paramilitary unit, a single minister of defense, a general minister of finance, and a military intelligence academy.
iA's defense lawyer told his trial at the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals in The Hague on Thursday that fighters led by A1/2eljko 'Arkan' RaA3/4natoviA and the Scorpions paramilitary unit were not commanded by the Serbian State Security Service (SDB) during the wars in Croatia and BiH.
by ALAN ERWIN NEARLY 30 suspected members of a loyalist paramilitary unit involved in drugs, punishment beatings and loan sharking are under police investigation, a court heard yesterday.
They say that 120 brigades from the Basij, the paramilitary unit of the Guard, participated in Friday's exercise outside the holy city of Qom in central Iran.
However, sources within the paramilitary unit said that the raid had been conducted on the basis of information obtained while interrogating the detained workers.
Al-Sheikh was detained last month after speaking at a seminar in which he criticized the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) paramilitary unit and accused them of committing abuses in conflict zones.
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.
They intend to build multi-storey buildings for families of army officers killed in a mutiny in a paramilitary unit headquarters in Dhaka.
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.