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re·arm

 (rē-ärm′)
v. re·armed, re·arm·ing, re·arms
v.tr.
1. To arm again.
2. To equip with better weapons.
v.intr.
To arm oneself again.

re·ar′ma·ment (rē-är′mə-mənt) n.

rearming

1. An operation that replenishes the prescribed stores of ammunition, bombs, and other armament items for an aircraft, naval ship, tank, or armored vehicle (including replacement of defective ordnance equipment) in order to make it ready for combat service.
2. Resetting the fuze on a bomb or on an artillery, mortar, or rocket projectile so that it will detonate at the desired time.
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A UN expertseIU report suggests that both government forces and rebel groups have been rearming despite plans to reunify their forces as agreed in the peace deal of August 2015.
He defended president Hadi as a legitimately elected head of state and traced back the peaceful beginnings of the Syrian Revolution which suffered initially 10,000 killed or wounded before rearming in self-defense.
Tehran, (SANA)- Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs, Hossein Amir Abdullahian, stressed that the US new decision on rearming terrorists in Syria constitutes "a big strategic mistake".
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He also alleged that despite disarmament programmes, pastoralists have been rearming, but that the county authorities are working to close all the arms trade routes.
The accepted view of the 1930s (weak democracies [upsilon] rearming dictators) ignores the arms race which was 'an independent, self-perpetuating and often overriding impersonal force that shaped events' in this period.
Israel says the blockade keeps Hamas from rearming while critics say it hurts ordinary people.
Hizbullah, with the help of Iran and Syria, is massively rearming, the Lebanese government is becoming more and more subordinate to Iran and Syria, and the line between the Lebanese Armed Forces and Hizbullah is gradually being erased," she said in a statement summarizing their meeting.
Israel says it needs the blockade, imposed in 2007, to prevent enemy Hamas militants from rearming, and claims construction materials could be used for military purposes.
Israel has accused Iran of rearming Hamas since the bloody war of last January, but Israel says Hamas is restraining itself and other armed groups in an apparent effort to avoid another conflagration.
MOSCOW: Georgia is swiftly rearming with the aim of waging a new military conflict, Russia s deputy chief of staff said Wednesday, amid rising tensions ahead of the anniversary of the states August 2008 war.
Georgia has denied Russian accusations that it is "aggressively rearming," as the two countries kept up a war of words ahead of Friday's anniversary of their conflict over the breakaway regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.