irregular forces


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irregular forces

Armed individuals or groups who are not members of the regular armed forces, police, or other internal security forces.
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There are some irregular forces in Iraq, namely the paramilitary force, "Al-Hashd Al-Shaabi.
The attacker's military operations are conducted covertly by irregular forces against the whole society and in particular, against its political structure, state authorities and local government, the economy, the morale of the population and against the Armed Forces.
Irregular forces man checkpoints across the province, and gunfire echoes day and night in the provincial capital.
President Abdul Hamid thanked the author for writing the book which would be a part of the history as it depicted the different aspects of the 1971 Liberation War, including background, geographical attributes of East Pakistan and initial military deposition, initial resistance, the evolution of Bangladesh forces, organization of Bangladesh operational forces, irregular forces of Bangladesh Liberation War, role and effectiveness of Bangladesh forces in achieving the final victory, and Pakistan plan and allied offensive.
Although major battles such as Stalingrad and Kursk are covered in some depth, "Eastern Front in World War II" focuses on individual soldiers' points of view, with attention paid to irregular forces such as partisans and Cossacks.
In Chapter 4, Rachael Rudnick and Ephraim Segoli describe the problems facing the current-day Israeli Air Force in dealing with asymmetric warfare by Palestinian and other irregular forces.
The Afghan government's expansion of irregular forces could have enormously dangerous consequences for civilians," said Patricia Gossman, a senior researcher at Human Rights Watch.
According to Syrian state media, last Thursday, the US struck at four T-62 tanks and a Soviet-made radar-guided anti-aircraft vehicle in a desert town west of the Syrian-Iraqi frontier town of Al Tanf, killing six Syrian irregular forces.
Bush administration grappled with defining the groups it first faced in Afghanistan, and the irregular forces it would later face in Iraq as an insurgency rose after the 2003 invasion.
For scholars of counterinsurgency, this book may prove a useful case study on how irregular forces can subsist and succeed outside conventional logistical networks and a cautionary note on developing strategies to combat insurgencies at the household or community level.
He added that the General Command of the Armed forces has decided not to engage irregular forces from the tribesmen and Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) in the battle to free Nineveh.
Local and criminal groups, in particular those under the leadership of former illegal arms dealer Sergey Aksenov, who became Prime Minister of Crimea after the 2015 referendum, played an instrumental role in helping Russian irregular forces seize control.