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    Opposition in call to arm fighters

    Hello! Can anyone paraphrase this sentence for me OPPOSITION IN CALL TO ARM FIGHTERS? It the preposition IN which is giving me a hard time. Does it mean:

    1. Opposition who is in (parliament, elected) OR
    2. The opposition is found itself in a call to...

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    Re: Opposition in call to arm fighters

    It seems to me to be a newspaper headline. Newspaper headlines are notorious for their (sometimes deliberate) ambiguity. My guess, and that is all it can be, is that the the minority party in parliament is involved in some way in a demand to provide arms to a group of people involved in some form of conflict.

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    Re: Opposition in call to arm fighters

    Thank you very much! According to the article, your explanation does make sense. Maybe this IN came from abbreviating the phrase INVOLVED IN, but being a non-native speaker of English, it was difficult for me to find out! Thank you once again.

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