Militia

  • Islamist militia now guards US Embassy in Libya September 1, 2014

    Tripoli: An Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya's capital now guards the US Embassy and its residential compound, a commander said Sunday, as onlookers toured the abandoned homes of diplomats who fled the country more than a month ago. Witnesses saw holes left by small-arms and rocket fire dotting the...
  • Four Maoists, including a former commander of Jan Militia group surrender to police August 21, 2014

    Four Maoists, including a former commander of Jan Militia group, surrendered in Chhattisgarh's Naxal-hit Kondagaon district, police said on Thursday. The cadres were disappointed with "discrimination and exploitation by their seniors, particularly from Andhra Pradesh, in the outlawed outfit," Kondagaon Additional Superintendent of Police Surjit Atri said. Sada Mandawi (34), former commander...
  • Seven people abducted by Kurdish militants in Turkey June 23, 2014

    Ankara: A group of the outlawed Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) militants have kidnapped seven people in southeastern Turkey, the media reported on Sunday. The PKK rebels on Saturday kidnapped seven people, including five from a same family who were collecting firewood in the forest area of Senoba zone in Uludere town...
  • Libyan protesters call for armed militias to be disbanded July 8, 2013

    Tripoli: Libyan protesters took to the streets on Sunday calling for the disbanding of militias that have plagued Tripoli since the end of the 2011 war. The government said it was working on taking back control of the interior ministry besieged by an armed group that entered the building on...
  • Clash between Pak Taliban and militia said to kill 31 January 27, 2013

    Peshawar: At least 31 people were killed when Pakistan Taliban attacked a pro-government militia, according to reports from the two sides on Saturday, but the Taliban were beaten back after hours of fierce fighting. About 300 Taliban armed with mortars and rocket-propelled grenades launched the overnight assault in the Maiden area...
  • Libyan militia takes control of Tripoli airport June 4, 2012

    Tripoli: A group of disgruntled militiamen took over the country's main airport on Monday, storming it with heavy machine guns and armored vehicles and forcing airport authorities to divert flights, a security official said. Mohammed el-Gharyani of Tripoli Security Committee said militiamen from the city of Tarhouna occupied the airport runway....
  • Ranvir Sena chief killed, Bihar on high alert June 1, 2012

    New Delhi: A high alert has been sounded across Bihar following the murder of Ranvir Sena chief Brahmeshwar Singh on Friday morning. Eight companies of police personnel have been deployed and curfew was clamped in Arrah to control the law and order where Singh's supporters clashed with police, and damaged...
  • Libya: teen forced to become executioner August 31, 2011

    A 19-year-old in Tripoli says she was part of Muammar Gaddafi's renowned female militia and was forced to become an executioner. ...
  • Chief of tribal militia killed by Pak Taliban May 15, 2011

    Islamabad: The Pakistani Taliban shot dead the head of a pro-government tribal militia, his son and a passer-by in the country's northwest Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, police said. The attackers, who were riding a motorcycle, fled after the incident in Swabi district, officials said. Two armed militants fired at Etbar Khan, the head of...
  • Civilians, private militia to take on Pak Taliban September 11, 2009

    Experts discover that civilians in Pakistan can be an extremely effective in fighting the militants. Hundreds of local villagers have volunteered to join forces with the army to fight the invading Taliban. CNN's Reza Sayah found private militias who were ready to take on the Taliban. ...
  • Militia wants dialogue for Manipur's sovereignty May 25, 2009

    Indo-Myanmar border: In Manipur, 30 years after it's formation the political wing of the extremist outfit, the Peoples' Liberation Army (PLA), the Revolutionary People's Front (RPF) of Manipur has invited CNN-IBN for a peek into its training camps. Somewhere along the porous Manipur-Myanmar border, is the training camp...
  • Iraq flushes out terrorists from police force July 2, 2007

    Baghdad (Iraq): In Iraq, recognising the enemy has been one of the bigger challenges for the coalition and Iraqi troops throughout the insurgency. Iraq's National Police Chief insists that the problem is coming under control and that al-Qaeda and militia members are being flushed out of the police force. Hundred-and-twenty-five...