paramilitary organisation

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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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He was recalled by Greece in 1967 but returned to the island in 1971 forming EOKA B, a paramilitary organisation, which waged a bloody campaign for union, or Enosis, with Greece.
themselves, in making the change from what - as you say - was a paramilitary or almost completely paramilitary organisation into what I think now is an emblem of hope, as Patten wanted it to be - one of the great police forces.
They also found a good deal of military paraphernalia relating to the banned loyalist paramilitary organisation, the Ulster Volunteer Force.
His re-arrest is also because of his membership of a banned paramilitary organisation and for the acquisition, possession and distribution of weapons.
We reaffirm that it is required of all Orangemen and women that we fully support the forces of law and order and that, therefore, we cannot countenance the doubtful activities within Scotland of any paramilitary organisation.
With Ian Paisley's Democratic Unionists insisting the paramilitary organisation must be abolished before they will revive the Stormont administration, the two Premiers have heaped pressure on Sinn Fein chiefs Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness to deliver.
He said the suspects were former members of Saddam Hussein's Fedayeen paramilitary organisation.
DOWN in the green fields of West Tyrone last week struck by the blitzkrieg presence of SDLP activists on the ground, I took to wondering who exactly has the paramilitary organisation here.
It is now known that the campaign was never formally orchestrated from the top of the paramilitary organisation.
I could maybe have understood if Dermot had been a member of a paramilitary organisation.
The paramilitary organisation says the First Minister's narrow victory in front of the Ulster Unionist council yesterday had helped pave the way to a resolution of the conflict.
Archbishop Makarios was ousted by the Greek Cypriot EOKA-B paramilitary organisation, backed by the Greek junta, and was replaced by pro-Enosis (union with Greece) nationalist Nicos Sampson.
The threat came less than 24 hours after Adair was dumped by his colleagues in Northern Ireland's largest loyalist paramilitary organisation.
There were other attacks in north Belfast and east Antrim leading to speculation that the largest loyalist paramilitary organisation, the Ulster Defence Association, was planning an upsurge in attacks against Catholics.
PSNI Det Insp Neil McGuinness said: "At the time of his disappearance he was not an active member of a paramilitary organisation.