paramilitary organization

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Synonyms for paramilitary organization

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 Badr Organization, a Shiite paramilitary organization funded by Iran, is constructing a road to strengthen its positions across the mixed areas of Diyala and neighboring Salahuddin province.
Like the Palestine Liberation Organization before it, Hezbollah has consistently endeavored to impose legal acceptance of its claim to exist as a paramilitary organization.
D-NY) prohibiting the formation of private paramilitary organizations.
He told a newspaper that civilians in the paramilitary organization run by the department may have been involved in terrorist incidents in the 1970s without his knowledge.
BOGOTA -- The head of the right-wing paramilitary organization United Self Defense Forces of Colombia says his organization kidnapped eight Colombian members of Congress as a sign of rebellion against the government.
It is a paramilitary organization that is accustomed to enforcing clear-cut laws on what is and is not allowed.
We have a paramilitary organization that encourages a code of silence.
They said that those arrested were members of the Viper Militia, a small, little-known paramilitary organization whose activities have, so far, been confined to Arizona.
The three others who died were in a third expedition manned by members of the Indo-Tibetan Border Force, an Indian paramilitary organization.
I should count myself in, too, because as a kid, I played countless hours with a non-firing youth replica left over from the pre-WWII youth paramilitary organizations.
Contributors are academics, military policy professional, and former members of non-state paramilitary organizations.
The Geneva peace talks will face grave danger if the Sri Lanka government refuses to disarm Tamil paramilitary organizations and continues allowing them to launch offensive military operations against our military positions,'' Balasingham was quoted as saying on the pro-rebel Tamilnet.
Most also participated in one of the multitude of paramilitary organizations that arose after the end of the war, but not the Freikorps; instead they generally gravitated towards the Wehrverbande, strictly private paramilitary organizations that were distinct from the Freikorps because they did not enjoy official governmental support or patronage and offered only part-time military training (they were civilians).
His government has been engaged in talks to negotiate an end to the 40-year, drug-related civil war with the two biggest paramilitary organizations in Colombia, the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia and the left-wing Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia, both of which use narcotics money to finance their operations.