paramilitary unit


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Synonyms for paramilitary unit

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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In 1993, for instance, Roque Murcia, now 54, and his wife, Delia, fled from their farm near Turbo in the northwest after a heavily armed paramilitary unit accused residents of collaborating with the guerrillas.
Al-Mahdi was arrested on May 17, days after he was called for questioning by state prosecutors over statements he made accusing the Sudan's paramilitary unit known as the Rapid Support Force (RSF) of committing abuses against civilians in Darfur and Kordofan regions.
The current government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina cancelled the lease last year, intending to put up multi-storey buildings for families of army officers killed in a mutiny in a paramilitary unit headquarters in Dhaka.
But as far as Canada is concerned, it's just a " notoriously violent paramilitary unit responsible for war crimes in India.
It is revealed that Boskovski is supported by former members of the paramilitary unit "Lions" while Gruevski by people that are employed in the police or army.
The video shows members of a notorious Serbia paramilitary unit known as the Scorpions.
After the group wiped out a rival paramilitary unit in the city, Murillo sent 860 men to turn in weapons in a November 2003 ceremony.
On 8 March a Serbian paramilitary unit, forcing its way into the building, beat up and expelled the occupants, among them Rexhep Qosja, under the very eyes of the (Serbian) police.
Shortly after hugging his New People's Army (NPA) captors on the day he was released, one of two militiamen kept in captivity for 52 days said he was likely to return to his old job in a paramilitary unit of the armed forces.
Al-Mahdi was arrested on 17 May, days after he was called for questioning by state prosecutors over statements he made accusing the Sudan's paramilitary unit known as the Rapid Support Force (RSF) of committing abuses against civilians in Darfur and Kordofan regions.
The indictees were members of a paramilitary unit known as Sakali (Jackals), the statement from Vladimir Vukcevic's office said.
As well as swastikas, the vandals had sprayed SS on some of the graves - a reference to the Schutzstaffel, a paramilitary unit of the Nazi party.
Photo: James Frain, left, and Ian Hart are members of a Protestant paramilitary unit in Belfast during a tense cease-fire in ``Nothing Personal.
Last Aug 21, as Cuartas spoke in a school in preparation for a week of peace education, a paramilitary unit killed and decapitated an 8-year-old boy playing in the schoolyard.
A member of the Citizen Armed Force Geographical Unit (Cafgu), the civilian paramilitary unit of the Army, shot dead a fellow militiaman in Pangil town in Laguna province, the police said Friday.