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Synonyms for paramilitary

a group of civilians organized in a military fashion (especially to operate in place of or to assist regular army troops)

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In October 2017, the Centre had decided to withdraw 10 of the 15 companies of paramilitary forces, comprising 1,000 troopers, from the region, as it wanted to deploy them at other places during the festival season.
As per the special powers granted to Rangers under the Anti-Terrorism Act, the paramilitary force, which has had a presence in Karachi for several years, can take independent action against criminals and suspected terrorists.
Confirming the fact, DGP of Haryana, KP Singh said that one company each of paramilitary forces were deployed at Bhiwani, Rohtak, Jhajjar, Hisar, Hasi, and Jind district while rest of the company were deployed at the western Yamuna canal, Munak canal and vulnerable sections of the canal heading toward Gurugram.
5 million and its arms bearing people including the armed forces, paramilitary forces and warlord armies are about 900000.
When faced with the initial Daesh offensive in June 2014, Baghdad turned to Shiite paramilitary forces dominated by Iran-backed militias to help halt the onslaught and push the extremists back.
She said her family, including her three younger sisters, witnessed how their father was shot in the head by paramilitary forces.
Faisal Mota, Farhan Shabbir aka Mullah, Amir, Nadir and Ubaid K 2 were arrested during the raid the paramilitary forces handout reads.
But what is surprising is the fact that this incident occurred inspite of the presence of paramilitary forces.
paramilitary forces base, adding, after explosions firing brojke out between
China has mounted pressure on Nepal to deploy as many as 10,000 paramilitary forces along its border with China to contain anti-China activities by Tibetans, a leading Nepali daily reported Wednesday, quoting sources at the Nepali Internal Affairs Ministry.
Kamal Hyder, Al Jazeera's correspondent in Islamabad, said paramilitary forces opened fire after the attck on the post in an upmarket residential area close to some of the capital's most prestigious addresses.
Because of his work, Hernandez has been threatened by paramilitary forces and some years ago he was forced to flee to Switzerland.
This transition has brought new threats to our soldiers in the form of paramilitary forces and their weapon of choice--the improvised explosive device (IED).
IRAQI paramilitary forces in Basra fired mortars and machine guns at 2,000 Iraqi civilians trying to flee the city, it was reported today.
According to Iraqi Christian sources, Kurdish paramilitary forces have conducted a terror campaign against Christians living in the Safe Haven, which has included assassinations of Christian leaders and expropriations of land held by Christians," Allensworth writes.