Examples of counterinsurgency in a Sentence
The military has launched a counterinsurgency.
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Soon, Rathika and other patients left again when a final counterinsurgency push ordered the evacuation of Tamils, herding even the injured into a no-fire zone which was later shelled.
About 700,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar’s western Rakhine state to neighboring Bangladesh in the past seven months to escape a brutal counterinsurgency campaign by Myanmar’s army.
About 700,000 have fled western Myanmar to Bangladesh to escape a brutal counterinsurgency campaign by Myanmar's army.
The reporters were covering a brutal counterinsurgency operation in Myanmar's Rakhine state that drove 700,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to neighboring Bangladesh.
The reason, again, comes down to the difference between an interstate [more traditional] war and a counterinsurgency, or nation-building mission.
Council members are scheduled to visit Myanmar's northern Rakhine state, where about 700,000 Rohingya Muslims lived before fleeing to Bangladesh to escape a brutal military counterinsurgency campaign — and thousands still remain.
As the Pentagon embraced counterinsurgency in Iraq and Afghanistan, the State Department withdrew behind bunkers and blast walls, ceding much of its role to men and women in uniform.
Social Welfare Minister Win Myat will be the first Myanmar cabinet minister to visit the camps since the refugee flow began in August last year in response to a brutal counterinsurgency campaign.
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Definition of counterinsurgency for English Language Learners
: action by a group, army, etc., against people who are fighting to take control of a government
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