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militia

muh li shuh

  • n  civilians trained as soldiers but not part of the regular army
  • n  the entire body of physically fit civilians eligible by law for military service
    their troops were untrained militia
    Congress shall have power to provide for calling forth the militia"--United States Constitution

  • An Ohio militia chaplain returning home from a training camp was shot and killed Wednesday morning in a confrontation with a policeman in Frazeysburg, a small Ohio town some 50 .
  • Sadr's militia, the Mahdi Army, stood its ground in several days of heavy fighting with Iraqi soldiers backed up by American and British air power.
  • Federallaw enforcement officials are the real terrorists, militia leaders bluntly told a Senate paneltoday.
News & Articles

  • Interior-Based Militia Unit Regroups, Invites Others To Training Rendezvous
    An Interior Alaska militia group gathered over the weekend near Delta Junction. The Central Alaska Militia’s leader says the group is not associated with the defunct Fairbanks based Alaska Peacekeepers Militia. That group’s leader Schaeffer Cox, was sentenced to 26 years in prison, earlier this year, for plotting to kill government officials. Download Audio
    June 11, 2013 - Alaska Public Radio Network
  • Report: Kony's militia killing elephants
    African warlord Joseph Kony and his struggling militia are poaching elephant ivory across central Africa to get funds for weapons, ammunition and food, a report says.
    June 10, 2013 - CNN
  • Militia Members Fire On Demonstrators in Benghazi
    Members of a powerful militia fired on protesters surrounding the group’s headquarters on the edge of Benghazi in an outpouring of public anger.
    June 8, 2013 - New York Times
Quotes

  • Ayub Khan in Common Dreams (press release)
    The locality has been a hub of militants. Locals set up a militia and expelled the militants from this area. This attack seems to be a reaction to their expulsion,Ayub Khan, the local police chief, told reporters.
  • Morgan Tsvangirai in CNN
    Tsvangirai said authorities were "threatening anyone that doesn't vote or who votes for the MDC with death. ...... The militia are warning that tomorrow they will launch Operation Red Finger that will target anyone who has not voted."
  • Major Michael Donnelly in Forbes
    Donnelly said militant gunmen "are using civilians as protection and have no regard for the innocent. Currently there are berms (earthen barriers) placed to impede movement to/from the city by the militia group, who have fired on CF (Coalition...

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