paramilitary force

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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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Shorn of its powers and legal cover, the paramilitary force has been skirting any major raid for last few days.
Meanwhile, Lieutenant General Bilal Akbar, the corps commander of Karachi, visited the Rangers headquarters, where he was briefed over the paramilitary forces strategy to round the financiers and abettors of the terrorism.
So, I would ask Rahul Gandhi to give the same facilities to the paramilitary forces as those enjoyed by the Indian Army," said Negi.
The men were from a paramilitary force recruited from members of ethnic Pashtun tribes in Northwestern Pakistan.
KATHMANDU - Nepal is set to deploy a paramilitary force at five customs points between Nepal and China to contain anti-Tibet activities, a leading Nepali daily reported Thursday quoting sources at the 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.
Federation chairman Terry Spence said: "Sir Ian would hardly appreciate his own officers being described as a paramilitary force and he should therefore apologise to the Chief Constable Sir Hugh Orde immediately.
Human rights groups have documented links between the paramilitaries and government troops, who often supply the paramilitary force with information or turn a blind eye when their death squads go on a killing spree.
He said: "The Orange Lodge would become a paramilitary force, if you like.
In January, a month after the launch of Plan Colombia, the paramilitary force drafted 550 reinforcements to add to its 800-strong combat force already based here, according to Wilson.
The paramilitary force had filed Rs500 million defamation suit against former provincial home minister and MQM leader Waseem Akhar for hurling baseless allegations at Rangers during an interview on a private TV channel on September 29, which had severely damaged the reputation of Rangers.
Summary: A television actor who paused his career to join a pro-regime paramilitary force has appeared in the Old City of Homs, following a withdrawal by rebels last week.
The paramilitary force had information about their alleged involvement in targeted killing and others offences.
The Jammu and Kashmir police have deployed more than 4,000 police and paramilitary force personnel in the town to thwart any possible threat to the rally.
The explosion targeted members of the Rapid Response Group, an elite unit of the Balochistan Constabulary paramilitary force, on the outskirts of provincial capital Quetta.