List of paramilitary groups


List of paramilitary groups

The list of paramilitary groups includes all organized armed groups not officially considered a national military force. Groups are listed alphabetically, with the common name as the primary entry. Multiple entries for multiple names for a group are fine, for the purpose of redirects and easier research.

A

* ABB: Abbreviation for the Alex Boncayao Brigade
* Abu Sayyaf: Islamic separatist group in the southern Philippines
* Aceh Security Disturbance Movement: English name by the Indonesian government for the Free Aceh Movement
* Al-Harakatul Islamia: Alternate name for Abu Sayyaf
* Al Harakut Al Islamiyya: Alternate name for Abu Sayyaf
* Alex Boncayao Brigade: Urban militant group of the Communist Party of the Philippines
* ASG: Abbreviation for Abu Sayyaf Group

B

* Barasi Revolusi Nasional: National separatist group in Malaysia and Thailand
* Barisan National Pember-Basan Pattani: Islamic insurgent group in Malaysia and Thailand
* Baseej: Iran
* Bearer of the Sword: English common name for Abu Sayyaf
* BIPP: Recent acronym for the Barisan National Pember-Basan Pattani
* BLA: Initialism for the Baloch Liberation Army
* BNPP: Initialism for the Barisan National Pember-Basan Pattani
* BRN: Initialism for the Barasi Revolusi Nasional

C

* Cambodian Freedom Fighters: Rebel group in Cambodia
* CFF: Initialism for the Cambodian Freedom Fighters
* Cholana Kangtoap Serei Cheat Kampouchea: Cambodian name for the Cambodian Freedom Fighters

D

* Dayak: Tribal militants in West Kalimantan, Borneo, Indonesia
* DHD: Initialism for Dima Halong Dauga
* Dima Halong Dauga: Militant group in Assam, India

E

* Eastern Shan State Army: Group in Burma
* ESSA: Acronym for the Eastern Shan State Army

F

* Free Aceh Movement: Regional separatist group in Aceh, Indonesia
* Fruit of Islam: Military wing of the Nation of Islam

G

* GAM: Indonesian acronym for the Free Aceh Movement
* Gerakin Aceh Merdeka: Indonesian name for the Free Aceh Movement
* GPK: Indonesian government abbreviation for the Free Aceh Movement

M

* MNDAA: Initialism for the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army
* Mong Tai Army: Armed drug cartel in Burma
* MTA: Initialism for the Mong Tai Army
* Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army: Group in Burma

I

* PIRA: Abbreviation for the Provisional Irish Republican Army
* RIRA: Abbreviation for the Real Irish Republican Army
* CIRA: Abbreviation for the Continuity Irish Republican Army
* OIRA: Abbreviation for the Official Irish Republican Army

S

* Sword of God: English common name for Abu Sayyaf
* Sea Org Scientology group with roots in naval tradition. Dress in uniforms, live communally in barracks, and are organized around naval ranks. Some dispute whether it is para-military.

U

* United Wa State Army: Autonomous military group in Wa State, Burma
* UWSA: Initialism for the United Wa State Army


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