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Non-militants in militant groups?
- Hmm. Also, you say "military of militants" which is not exactly a phrase that comes up anywhere. Perhaps the distinction is better drawn at combatant and non-combatant militants. I don't really know. There can be military arms of political parties. There can be non-combatant politician-types from militant groups. I suppose ISIS pretended to have a military. Well, I guess this is more to ponder. --SVTCobra 01:28, 26 August 2019 (UTC)
- I'm not so sure about non-combatants. In the military of a state, a military spokesperson is still military personnel, I'd think; so, what about a spokesperson for the military branch of a political party? This is why I'm fairly confident we don't want the Hamas politician (Ismail Haniyeh), but I'm not sure about the Afghan Taliban spokesperson (Zabihullah Mujahid). --Pi zero (talk) 02:14, 26 August 2019 (UTC)
- Yeah, Hamas is trying more to become a political party. Their military arm is called w:Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades. The w:Irish Republican Army had to do the opposite (because of their name, I guess) with w:Sinn Fein.
- But Zabiullah Mujahid is likely not a real name. It's "someone" reporters speak with on the phone. There are reports of multiple people using the persona. We can't possibly know if this person is an active participant in combat, a high-ranking non-combatant using a pseudonym, or actually a civilian spokesperson. --SVTCobra 02:32, 26 August 2019 (UTC)
1, 2, 3, 4)Done (articles:
- (may appear as "Mohammad Omar", "Mohammed Omar", etc; possible blanket sweep for "Omar")
- Fidel Castro, certainly a militant, but is it too far removed from our coverage because he became the ruler of Cuba? --SVTCobra 21:02, 26 August 2019 (UTC)