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Franc-tireur

Franc-tireur is an informal term for an armed fighter who, if captured, is not entitled to prisoner of war status.

The term franc-tireur is from the French for "free shooter". During the wars of the French Revolution, a franc-tireur was a member of a corps of light infantry organized separately from the regular army.



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