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Synonyms for militia


Synonyms for militia

the entire body of physically fit civilians eligible by law for military service

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The formation of new armed militia north of Syria is considered a clear example of blatant intervention in internal affairs of other countries and creates more instability in them" IRNA News Agency quoted Spokesman of Iranian Foreign Ministry, Bahram Qasemi, as saying in a statement Tuesday.
Media relayed, on Thursday, the kidnapping of 50 Tunisian fishermen on board four trawlers by Libyan armed militia in the Tunisian-Libyan territorial water and that they were taken towards the Zouara port in Libya.
A source confirmed to the Cyprus Mail last night that the two men were taken by members of an armed militia in Tripoli in the early hours of Thursday morning, and released by the afternoon.
On June 26, people fled Nahrin district in Baghlan province after armed militia beat up villagers to force them to pay oshr (a tenth of agricultural produce).
BAGHDAD/ Aswat al-Iraq: State of Law MP Mansour al-Timimi warned today that the formation of any armed militia by any component with any pretext will contravene with the constitutional regulations and threatens the stability of the country.
In its third year, the conflict has grown increasingly sectarian, as Assad's regime has armed militia among the Alawites and other minority groups.
March 25 2012 (TUR) -- Armed militia raided a Turkish hotel in Libya on Saturday.
His armed militia, Junbish-i-Milli has reportedly killed and tortured many civilian communities in Kabul and several northern provinces since early 1990s.
It is totally unacceptable for foreign countries to be supporting armed militia groups outside of the political process.
The bishops insisted that the two candidates had to show their commitment to rid themselves of their armed militia, since the people could not participate in a ballot that could again plunge the country into violence.
Hizbullah undoubtedly has engaged in acts of terrorism, the most notorious being the 1983 bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut, but its role in Lebanon has long been more complex than that of an armed militia.
Armed militia boarded their oil rig in the early hours of Friday and took the men ashore.
Even though it is forecast to grow to be about 70,000-strong, the ANA's numbers are small in comparison to the 100,000 armed militia currently being disarmed and demobilised by government authorities.
CARACAS -- President Hugo Chavez has warned that the government will not tolerate plans by ranchers along the Colombian border to form armed militia groups.
After assessing gathered evidence, JIAT found that during clashes between one of the coalition's ground units and a group of Houthi armed militia that were taking shelter inside a house with a submachine gun on its roof, in the village of (Tabisha) in (Taiz) governorate.