List of paramilitary groups

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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.

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  • Irish National Liberation Army (INLA) (1974–): Split from the Official IRA in opposition to the OIRA's 1972 ceasefire.
  • Irish People's Liberation Organisation (IPLO) (1986–92): Formed by expelled and disaffected members of the INLA after that group started to reduce operations in the mid 1980s. The group were heavily involved in drug dealing and other criminal activities and were forcibly shut down in 1992 by the Provisional IRA.
  • Irish Republican Liberation Army (IRLA) (2006–): A "self-styled vigilante group" that split from the Continuity IRA. Linked to the Loyalist Volunteer Force according to some sources.
  • The name Irish Republican Army (IRA) has been used by many Irish republican groups in the 20th and 21st centuries. The following names are commonly used by the media and security services, but each group referred to themselves solely as the Irish Republican Army (IRA), and generally rejected the legitimacy of the others.

Set up to counter the Ulster Volunteers but was shut down after the Easter Rising and formed the I.R.A. (1917-22)

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  • Óglaigh na hÉireann (OnH) (2006–09): Small dissident Irish republican group, split from the Continuity IRA.
  • Óglaigh na hÉireann (OnH) (2009–): Dissident Irish republican group, split from the Real IRA due to differences in leadership and factionalism.

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  • 'Salwa Judum
  • STCC Abbreviation for Safety and Traffic Cadet Corps
  • 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 paramilitary.
  • SDG, otherwise known as the Serbian Volunteer Guard or Arkan's Tigers. This was a paramilitary army of Serbian Nationalists under the command of Zeljko Raznatovic, active during the Yugoslav Wars.

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