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Combatant and POW statuses are widely considered as closely linked. Thus, Article 4A GC III,<ref>GC III, Geneva Convention III, Convention (III) Relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War, 12 August 1949, 75 UNTS 135</ref> which defines the conditions for the acquisition of POW status, is regarded as also implying the conditions for combatant status.<ref>Yves Sandoz, Christophe Swinarski, and Bruno Zimmermann (eds), <i>Commentary on the Additional Protocols of 8 June 1977 to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949</i> (ICRC 1987) 515 [1677]; Sean Watts, ‘Who Is a Prisoner of War?’ in A Clapham, P Gaeta, and M Sassòli (eds), <i>The 1949 Geneva Conventions: A Commentary</i> (OUP 2015) 890 [2]; Emily Crawford, <i>Identifying the Enemy: Civilian Participation in Armed Conflict</i> (OUP 2015) 17.</ref> These criteria are considered to reflect customary international law.<ref>ICRC, CIHL Study, Rule 3, 11, 13; Tallinn Manual 2.0, commentary to Rule 87, para. 2.</ref> Accordingly, there are two main types of combatants in international armed conflicts:
 
Combatant and POW statuses are widely considered as closely linked. Thus, Article 4A GC III,<ref>GC III, Geneva Convention III, Convention (III) Relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War, 12 August 1949, 75 UNTS 135</ref> which defines the conditions for the acquisition of POW status, is regarded as also implying the conditions for combatant status.<ref>Yves Sandoz, Christophe Swinarski, and Bruno Zimmermann (eds), <i>Commentary on the Additional Protocols of 8 June 1977 to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949</i> (ICRC 1987) 515 [1677]; Sean Watts, ‘Who Is a Prisoner of War?’ in A Clapham, P Gaeta, and M Sassòli (eds), <i>The 1949 Geneva Conventions: A Commentary</i> (OUP 2015) 890 [2]; Emily Crawford, <i>Identifying the Enemy: Civilian Participation in Armed Conflict</i> (OUP 2015) 17.</ref> These criteria are considered to reflect customary international law.<ref>ICRC, CIHL Study, Rule 3, 11, 13; Tallinn Manual 2.0, commentary to Rule 87, para. 2.</ref> Accordingly, there are two main types of combatants in international armed conflicts:
   

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