mi·​li·​tia·​man | \ mə-ˈli-shə-mən How to pronounce militiaman (audio) \

Definition of militiaman

: a member of a militia

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Mustafa Mohseni, a former police official and current militia commander in Pul-i-Kumri and Safdar Mohseni’s brother, said Taliban fighters had entered sections of the city as police officers and militiamen fought to hold them off. David Zucchino,, "Taliban attack 2d Afghan city in 2 days as peace deal nears," 1 Sep. 2019 But the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a pro-opposition activist group that monitors developments in Syria, said two Hezbollah members as well as an Iranian militiaman were killed in the strike. Nabih Bulos, Los Angeles Times, "Israel appears to attack Lebanon’s Hezbollah, part of its expanding anti-Iran campaign," 25 Aug. 2019 Some of these go to ex-militiamen, but no more than about 10%—the park does not want young men to see taking up arms as a shortcut to a salary. The Economist, "How do you reform a country where gunmen torch Ebola clinics?," 2 Aug. 2019 Abdul Hai Khateby, the spokesman for the provincial governor, says seven other militiamen were wounded in the attack late Friday, with two of them in critical condition. Fox News, "Taliban attack kills 14 militiamen in western Afghanistan," 8 June 2019 Yet there is still a small gap between the rates, and the liquidity crisis persists; getting cash from an ATM is a game of chance to find a bank with bills and bearable queues watched over by gun-toting militiamen. Nabih Bulos,, "What’s for sale at this outdoor market? Cold, hard cash," 11 July 2019 In March, 160 Fulani civilians — among them children, pregnant women, elderly people — were killed in their homes in the Ogossagou village by suspected Dogon militiamen. Anna Pujol-mazzini, Time, "Violence in Mali Put an End to a Thriving Tourist Industry. Now the Government Wants to Tap Into China's Tourism Market," 18 June 2019 Lendu militiamen, some wearing human livers round their necks, poured into the town. The Economist, "Killings in Congo’s north-east spark fears of a return to war," 13 July 2019 Italy is accused of bribing Libyan militiamen who have profited from smuggling across the Mediterranean, and of wielding the law to stop humanitarian groups from helping migrants in distress. Declan Walsh, New York Times, "Airstrike Kills Dozens of Migrants at Detention Center in Tripoli," 3 July 2019

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1668, in the meaning defined above

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