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  • n. Plural form of paramilitary.

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Examples

  • In 1972, around 120 people were killed by loyalist paramilitaries from the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) and the Ulster Defence Association (UDA).

    MoD took softer line on loyalist paramilitaries, secret files reveal

  • The relationship between the IRA and Protestant paramilitaries is an asymmetrical one: the former is a tightly disciplined, highly efficient fighting force with widespread support in the Catholic community; the latter have long been no more than a rabble, without real political objectives and — although guilty of the sporadic and indiscriminate murder of Catholics — mainly occupied with extortion and racketeering, especially around the drug trade.

    Police Powers

  • So it was that I found myself in the mid-nineteen seventies in another small house, this time in Co. Wicklow south of Dublin, with a young family of my own and a slightly less imposing radio set, listening to the rain in the trees and to the news of bombings closer to home-not only those by the Provisional IRA in Belfast but equally atrocious assaults in Dublin by loyalist paramilitaries from the north.

    Nobel Lectures-Literature 1995

  • Last October, the Iraqi government agreed to assume responsibility for paying the paramilitaries from the Americans.

    chron.com Chronicle

  • Past governments have always had a hard time calling paramilitaries by their real name.

    Plan Colombia and Beyond

  • This misery spawned the rise of self-defense groups known as paramilitaries, or, simply, paras

    Morning in Colombia

  • Ragtag paramilitaries fought and lost two wars against the secessionists in Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

    Georgia Boosts Troop Commitment to Iraq Coalition

  • By calling the paramilitaries terrorist death squads, that's a very loaded word.

    CNN Transcript Mar 31, 2003

  • But the locals have tried to put out a message to these so-called paramilitaries and outsiders, in the words of John Wayne, as one Marine put it, "You don't have to go home, but you can't stay here."

    CNN Transcript Apr 13, 2003

  • GENERAL CLARK: Well, first of all, we've always said that the person who could ultimately stop the paramilitaries is the person who put them there, including letting the thugs out of jail, arming, training them, organizing them and sending them down there.

    Press Briefing By Shelton And Cohen

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