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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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According to him, the Operation Whirl Stroke, an international force that came on board about eight months ago with the mandate to put an end to the incessant killings by armed herdsmen, militia groups and other criminal elements operating in Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba States.
Security sources in PK5 said a shootout started after men in a militia group which is led by an individual calling himself Force rammed through a roadblock.
Militia groups operating in the region have become increasingly hostile against rangers as they vie for territorial control.
June 6, 2016 (ADDIS ABABA) - Ethiopian officials on Monday said that most of the Ethiopian Nuer children kidnapped by a South Sudan's Murle militia group have been rescued and have returned home safely.
"We need to get these weapons off the streets and avoid the risk, which is very high, of rogue militia groups using them against coalition forces or, in a worst case scenario, commercial aircraft.
He also refuted the presence of militia groups embedded within the Taiz resistance's ranks.
If militia groups cannot fit within a structure of clear authority and command by legitimate state authority, they should not be tolerated, much less employed as mercenaries by the State, he said.
Since militia members are always well-armed, they have to be considered potentially dangerous, although a number of militia groups actively oppose violence.
By then, however, the situation had become chaotic, as many militia groups had been vying for power.
Iranian-backed Shiite militia groups have for weeks been heavily involved in fighting in Tikrit, seeking to reclaim the city, the home of the executed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, from IS.
According to an ex- member of the Diala Provincial Council, the members of the National Guards and other Shiite militia groups in the Province are making a mess in the town of Jalawla, and "are about to destroy the whole town."
Act, and state militia groups and former National Guard members are just as determined to resist.
Army special forces and troops led by former general Khalifa Haftar have been fighting to oust militia groups in the eastern coastal city since October and have managed to retake the airport area and army camps that were seized in August.
Benghazi has been a war zone since May, when Haftar joined forces with the army and declared war on the militia groups.