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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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There was already a unit of Turkish soldiers in place in the region to help train Sunni paramilitary forces.
Indian paramilitary forces fired teargas shells on the protesters at Srinagar-Baramulla highway.
We have representatives of various states assembled here and they will continue the agitation till November 4," said PS Nair, national general secretary of All India Central Paramilitary Forces and Ex- servicemen Welfare Association.
Faisal Mota, Farhan Shabbir aka Mullah, Amir, Nadir and Ubaid K 2 were arrested during the raid the paramilitary forces handout reads.
Next day of the release of the Rangers statement , a contingent of the paramilitary force raided on the offices of Sindh Building Control Authority (SBCA) and took many files into custody.
BEIRUT: Druze religious figures in the Damascus suburb of Jaramana have issued a statement condemning the display of "large amounts" of stolen goods by paramilitary forces fighting alongside the regime of President Bashar Assad.
So, I would ask Rahul Gandhi to give the same facilities to the paramilitary forces as those enjoyed by the Indian Army," said Negi.
But what is surprising is the fact that this incident occurred inspite of the presence of paramilitary forces.
Shopian District Deputy Commissioner Bashir Ahmed Bhat said the man was killed Wednesday when paramilitary forces fired pellets at protesters.
Arman said that voting for Harun would be considered a "crime" because he would turn the state into a zone of war, citing allegations of a buildup in the state by paramilitary forces loyal to Harun.
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 attack, which occurred in an upmarket residential area close to some of the capital's most prestigious addresses.
The community had stayed together through three years of homelessness after being forced off its land in a massacre by paramilitary forces.
Because of his work, Hernandez has been threatened by paramilitary forces and some years ago he was forced to flee to Switzerland.
Some have argued that the law is not tough enough on members of paramilitary forces.