Mostly, however, the gangs are armed with guns or knives.
The armed wing has claimed responsibility for deadly attacks.
The navy remains a subordinate command of the unified Armed Forces.
"I mean 'armed,' when you hear 'armed,' don't you think of firearms?
The long-running armed conflict in Somalia continues to take a heavy toll.
The deployment of the People’s Armed Police, though, shows Beijing has options other than the army.
Questions have been raised in the state over the perceived coziness between local police departments and armed groups.
Armed members of the first unit of a pro-Russian armed force, dubbed the "military forces of the autonomous republic of Crimea" march before the swearing-in ceremony in Simferopol, Ukraine.
The Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED), a non-profit organisation, estimates that armed Fulani men have killed almost 1,000 civilians this year; Boko Haram have slaughtered 200 or so.
The Armed Forces Education Trust is a charity working for children and young adults whose education has been compromised or put at risk as a result of parents’ past or current service in the Armed Forces.
In 1930 a new treaty, signed in London, extended the battleship-building “holiday” through 1936 and divided cruisers into two classes: ships armed with guns of up to 6.1 inches and ships armed with guns of 6.1 to eight inches.
The National Police Chiefs’ Council lead on armed policing, Deputy Chief Constable Simon Chesterman, said: “The threat from international terrorism and increases in violent crime have both contributed to an increase in the numbers of armed deployments.
“There is all sort of resistance, from the armed partisan groups in Berlin, and Paris, but also in Soviet territories where about 30,000 Jews are thought to have joined armed partisan groups, to people writing diaries trying to maintain a sense of themselves.
The armed men left without removing anything from the ship, sparking fervent speculation over whether they may have been from one of the numerous armed groups fighting in the continuing Libyan civil war or even Isis, which controls part of the country’s coast.
Yemen’s foreign minister, Mohammed Al-Hadhrami, said the move constituted “a resumption of its armed insurgency” and a “rejection and complete withdrawal from the Riyadh agreement”, a deal which ended a previous armed standoff between the separatists and the government last year.
Armed groups, including Colombia's National Liberation Army (Ejército de Liberación Nacional — ELN) and dissidents from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia — FARC),"make up part of the chain controlling this activity," García said.
You did shed some light on the activities of urban elites— members of the governments or the armed forces—who buy cattle to invest their often ill-gotten gains in fringe pastoralism and exploit poorly governed borderlands to pasture their herds while their armed guards poach wildlife on the side.
“Numerous cases involving arbitrary arrests and detentions by armed group members also included credible allegations of torture and ill-treatment, often targeting individuals of Kurdish origin, including activists openly critical of armed groups and those perceived to be so,” the UN report added.
His answer was to insert a small number of armed RAF servicemen among the Americans, so that any determined demonstrator who managed to penetrate the perimeter fence and get past a screen of unarmed police "would finally confront an armed British serviceman rather than an armed American."
This measure, already approved in the Senate, would give the security forces wider powers of arrest, transfer responsibility for investigations of deaths in combat from the attorney-general's office to the armed forces, protect the armed forces from investigations by the ombudsman, and regulate private security guards.
- (used of persons or the military) characterized by having or bearing arms
Example: armed robbery
- having arms or arms as specified; used especially in combination
Example: the many-armed goddess Shiva
- (used of plants and animals) furnished with bristles and thorns
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This measure already approved in the Senate would give the security forces wider powers of arrest transfer responsibility for investigations of deaths in combat from the attorney-general's office to the armed forces protect the armed forces from investigations by the ombudsman and regulate private security guards