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enemy combatant

A term, popularized during the post-9/11 War on Terror, applied to a captured fighter who was allowed fewer rights than those laid out in the Geneva Convention. Many of the enemy combatants captured in Afghanistan were taken to be held at special military sites.
See also: enemy
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Unlawful enemy combatants have fewer rights than regular prisoners and can be tried in military tribunals or held indefinitely without trial, such as the prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay.
The second segment is dedicated to the Anti Surface or Anti Shipping role that the PAF performs in support of the operations of the Pakistan Navy, delivering a decisive punch against enemy combatant vessels such as aircraft carriers, destroyers, frigates and missile boats.
As a result of their gains, the Syrian army and its allies widen the gap between the two terrorist pockets in Eastern Ghouta, leaving several enemy combatants trapped near Deir Asafir," the sources went on to say.
Judge Traxler, whose opinion was controlling for the case although not joined in full by any of the other judges, agreed with the four dissenting judges that the AUMF "grants the President the power to detain enemy combatants in the war against al Qaeda, including belligerents who enter our country for the purpose of committing hostile and war-like
Without a significant about face in leadership that is willing to discern the basic difference between an unlawful enemy combatant and a domestic criminal, America's reputation will remain under a cloud of suspicion and confusion regarding the legality of our actions associated with two significant areas of critique: rendition and targeted killing vis-a-vis unlawful enemy combatants in the War on Terror.
Predator pilots might fly a mission during their shift, engaging and killing enemy combatants, and follow it with a quick stop on the way home to pick up milk for dinner.
The court ruled that enemy combatants could challenge their detention in federal court.
The Bush administration tried to transfer two suspects to military custody by declaring them to be enemy combatants, but the courts blocked the move, and the administration declined to appeal.
In this case, the enemy combatants are terrorist radicals (including al-Qaida) who believe that it is their duty to carry out jihad, or holy war, against the "tyrants.
All six enemy combatants were killed in the fight,it claimed.
The detention of unlawful enemy combatants during the war on terror.
That is, it does not stipulate that military commissions only have jurisdiction over alien unlawful enemy combatants.
The US describes al-Qaeda and Taliban suspects held as part of its so-called war on terror as enemy combatants.
The Commander in Chief, Enemy Combatants, and the War on Terrorism
The United States government, he affirmed, "has every right to capture and detain enemy combatants .