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there always seems to be insurgency of some type in that troubled country
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But the state counsellor, as Ms Suu Kyi styles herself, has made ending Myanmar’s many ethnic insurgencies her priority.
In the midst of a campaign in 1821 against rebel forces under the command of Agustín de Iturbide, Santa Anna switched sides and cast his lot with the insurgency.
Turkey regards the Syrian Kurds as an extension of a group that has waged a decades-long insurgency on its side of the border.
Turkey began its operation last month with allied Syrian rebel groups to drive out the YPG, which Ankara regards as a terrorist group linked to an insurgency at home and sees as a security threat to its border.
Some told me that a campus letdown — especially after Trump’s victory in an election in which young people had been electrified, for a time, by the insurgency of democratic socialist Bernie Sanders — was inevitable.
Since 2003, the U.S. has increasingly fought insurgent forces that don't have tanks, and tanks are unsuited to counter-insurgency operations like those in Afghanistan.
While Duterte says the move is necessary to boost economic growth and quell a decades-long Muslim insurgency, his opponents see it as a ploy to stay in power.
The group has waged an insurgency against the Turkish state for three decades.
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Insurgencies fall into the category of "irregular warfare", since an insurgency normally lacks the organization of a revolution, even though it has the same aims. Revolutions often begin within a country's armed forces, whereas insurgencies often arise in remote areas, where they gain strength slowly by winning the confidence of rural populations. An insurgency may be based on ethnic or religious identity, or its roots may be basically political or economic. Since insurgencies are rarely strong enough to face a national army head-on, insurgents (often called guerrillas) tend to use such tactics as bombing, kidnapping, hostage taking, and hijacking.
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