Combatant

person who takes a direct part in the hostilities of an armed conflict

A combatant is a person who fights in an armed conflict. Combatants are protected by parts of the Geneva Convention as long as they obey the rules of war.[1]

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  1. "Summary of the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and Their Additional Protocols" (PDF). American Red Cross. Retrieved 8 February 2016.