mi·​li·​tia·​man | \-mən \

Definition of militiaman 

: a member of a militia

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But Russia launched an air campaign in support of Assad in 2015, and Iran has sent thousands of military advisers and allied militiamen to aid his forces. Philip Issa, Fox News, "AP Explains: The looming, final battle for Syria's rebels," 31 Aug. 2018 Iran has been an essential backer of Syria's government in the civil war now in its seventh year, providing advisers, military supplies, training and thousands of militiamen to fight alongside the Syrian army. Fox News, "Iran says it signed deal to rebuild Syria's military," 27 Aug. 2018 Iran has advisers and experts and has backed tens of thousands of militiamen who are fighting alongside Assad’s forces in the civil war. Washington Post, "Israel calls on Syria’s Assad to ‘get rid’ of Iranian forces," 11 May 2018 The dance circle grew, as women, men and militiamen guarding the daytime party joined. Sarah El Deeb, Fox News, "Syria's tiny Assyrian community celebrates its survival," 2 Apr. 2018 Unlike a militiaman or an officer drawn from the gentry, who shared the ethos of the larger society, professionals were a breed apart whose foremost loyalty to the military caste made them a threat to liberty. William Anthony Hay, WSJ, "‘The Tragedy of Benedict Arnold’ and ‘Turncoat’ Review: His Own Worst Enemy," 24 May 2018 Iran is one of Assad's strongest backers and has sent thousands of troops and allied militiamen to support his forces. Bassem Mroue,, "Chemical weapons watchdog to send inspectors to Syria," 10 Apr. 2018 Iran is one of Assad's strongest backers and has sent thousands of troops and allied militiamen to support his forces. Samuel Chamberlain, Fox News, "Russia vetoes US resolution on Syria gas attack," 10 Apr. 2018 Last weekend, these militiamen crushed the protests in Jinotepe and Diriamba, two cities south of the capital, ransacking churches and leaving more than 30 dead in the area, according to human rights groups. Joshua Partlow,, "Inside the church where Nicaraguan paramilitaries laid siege on university students," 14 July 2018

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1668, in the meaning defined above

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