Examples of insurgency in a Sentence
there always seems to be insurgency of some type in that troubled country
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Ankara has been fighting a decades-long insurgency against Kurdish separatists inside its own country, and thus considers the powerful Syrian Kurdish forces near its border to be a looming terrorist threat.
The European Union and United States have also designated the PKK, which has fought an insurgency against Turkey for more than three decades, as a terror group.
This is something that airmen have plenty of practice doing, given the pinprick airstrikes that mark the counter-insurgency efforts in Northern Africa and the Middle East.
These are complex insurgencies, sometimes involving different rebel groups, where the government faces a crisis of legitimacy.
Its southern members worry more about refugee flows; France is fighting an insurgency in the Sahel; Germany’s new coalition agreement relegated the (wretched) state of its armed forces to page 156 of a 177-page document.
The approach is similar to that of the Multinational Joint Task Force that has been combatting Boko Haram's insurgency in the Lake Chad region further east.
Sinhalese have historically dominated the island, a fact forcefully reasserted in 2009 when the Sri Lankan army brought to a bloody end a 26-year-long insurgency by mostly Hindu ethnic Tamils, the largest minority group.
After retiring from active duty in 2005, the same year Easley left the service, Register worked for the Department of Defense, devising strategies to counter the insurgency’s devastating use of IEDs.
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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.
INSURGENCY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of insurgency for English Language Learners
: a usually violent attempt to take control of a government : a rebellion or uprising
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