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  • n. Plural form of militiaman.


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  • That was a reference to rival Shiite militiamen from the Badr Brigade who have infiltrated security forces participating in the ongoing crackdown against breakaway militia cells the U.S. has said were linked to Iran.

    5 U.S. troops killed in roadside bomb

  • Portrait of Vietnamese But each and every Vietnamese militiamen is prepared in detail for a meeting with an American air pilot.

    Pilots in Pajamas - Part 2

  • He was told by villagers that approximately 10 minutes after the airman had landed, militiamen from the village found him hiding in a bamboo thicket and captured him.

    Apodaca, Victor J. Jr.

  • When I first reached Barcelona the shops, poor and shabby though they were, had specialized in militiamen¬ís equipment.

    Homage to Catalonia

  • Taking this curious aphorism as the basis of his argument, he furthermore states his "grave apprehensions" that the withdrawal of any considerable number of militiamen from the city at this moment, when the depreciation of the currency is bearing heavily upon the masses of the people, "might tempt the lawless and evil-disposed to avail themselves of what might seem to them a favourable opportunity for arson and plunder," and for that reason "earnestly pretests against any material reduction" of the local force.

    Foreign and Colonial News

  • [Del Spier] brokered a deal with Afghanistan's fledgling Ministry of Interior, which agreed to loan USPI hundreds of its troops -- a coterie of ragtag militiamen under the command of a notorious warlord named General Din Mohammad Jurat.

    Clara Jeffery and Monika Bauerlein: Afghanistan Contractor: "We Were Warlords Over There"

  • "We have been used by the Indonesian government as their tools, but now they feel the militiamen are a cancer that needs to be cut off," de Carvalho told NEWSWEEK.

    A Split In The Ranks

  • That lady was ready to call the militiamen on you.

    Waiting for Snow in Havana

  • In the early hours of Monday, young pro-Ratsiraka militiamen rounded up "hundreds" of people in Antsiranana they suspected of supporting Ravalomanana or being of the same ethnic group, witnesses said.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Moscow police-called militiamen-were racing to the scene, three of them on foot.

    The Bear and the Dragon


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