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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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The IG said that according to Article 256 of the Constitution, no one can have his private army hence Mirza must be ordered to surrender it.
Dera Sacha Sauda's private army mirrors the private army godman' Rampal who was arrested on November 19 from Satlok Ashram.
South Sudan President Salva Kiir has denied forming a private army, saying a youth-driven reserve force was a justified line of defence (AP)
Anyone who says that this (TSD) is a private army, doesn't know anything about the armed forces," General Singh said.
TEHRAN (FNA)- It is my fear that the MKO (the Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization also known as the MKO, MEK, NCR and PMOI)--if not stopped, will be used as a private army for America, Israel and the West to murder even more people than it already has, says an Idaho-based political analyst.
She even privatised the TSB, which was owned by its members and then politicised the police force, using them as her private army.
The bizarre situation in Malaysia's northern state of Sabah needs to be resolved between the governments of Malaysia and the Philippines, and the antics of a small private army making large territorial claims should not affect the good relations between these two friendly nations.
Uma Thurman (pictured) is the assassin working her way through a "death list" of enemies, culminating in a limb-lopping, blood-spraying spectacular showdown with Tokyo crime boss Lucy Liu's private army.
There was no flagwaving at the private Army and Navy Club on Pall Mall as rower Katherine Grainger, 36, sensationally capped a dazzling career in the sport.
Patna: Farmers in Bihar have announced a social boycott of two ruling party lawmakers for their alleged involvement in the cold-blooded killing of Barmeshwar Singh Mukhia, self-styled chief of Ranvir Sena, a private army of upper caste landlords.
Seasoned audio narrator Michael Page, who has recorded over 100 titles for Brilliance Audio, provides a spirited reading for this tale of intrigue and espionage set in the Scottish Highlands and revolving around agent Paul Chavasse, who was badly injured on his last mission yet is ready to take on a new adversary in Max Donner, a millionaire with his private army and a dangerous plot.
ISLAMABAD, September 13, 2011 (Balochistan Times): MQM deputy parliamentary leader Haider Abbas Rizvi has alleged former home minister Sindh Zulfiqar Mirza has set up private army by issuing arms licenses to 300000 persons.
The government allowed the Ampatuans to run a private army as part of a strategy to contain a long-running Muslim separatist insurgency in Maguindanao and other parts of the south.
She became a player in the political struggles of her day and for a while even had her own, small private army.
They said the suicide bomber hit the council in Hattizai village as it was meeting to raise a private army to oust militants from their area.