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di moh buh lahyz

  • v  release from military service or remove from the active list of military service
  • v  retire from military service

  • With the opposition showing its strength even under pressure, it is questionable as to how much the Iranian regime's hard-line tactics have worked to demobilize the Green Movement .
  • The militias refused to disarm and demobilize.
  • The threat of extradition has helped to demobilize 30,000 paramilitary fighters who were financed by the drug trade.
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  • Simón Bolívar in International Herald Tribune
    It's very easy to mobilize the poor. What's hard is to demobilize them after the election,said Bolivar Lamounier, director of the Augurium political consulting firm. "I'm afraid if he wins a second term, which looks likely, he will be...
  • Russ Feingold in Stars and Stripes
    I believe supporting viable and legitimate efforts to disarm and demobilize the LRA is exactly the kind of thing in which AFRICOM should be engaged,Feingold said.
  • Edward Kennedy in Turkish Press
    And Democratic Senator Ted Kennedy warned that Maliki must present "a credible plan to disarm, demobilize, and reintegrate the militias" or else US troops will be mired in "an unwinnable sectarian civil war."

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