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there always seems to be insurgency of some type in that troubled country
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The districts of two of the eight senators, those of Mr. Klein and Jose R. Peralta, overlap with the seat that Ms. Ocasio-Cortez won, underscoring just how close to home the progressive insurgency had struck.
And the repercussions go beyond his now-absent spot in the House Democratic pecking order: given the already rampant talk of progressive insurgency in the Democratic Party, other powerful Democrats may soon be hearing footsteps.
With British-Israeli relations still soured following the insurgency, the Arabs enjoyed tacit British support.
The Houthis do not have a record of compromise—not in this war, nor in the decade-long insurgency against Mr Saleh that preceded it.
In 2007, Bush sent an additional twenty thousand troops to Iraq to quell the insurgency, but, two years later, car bombs were killing hundreds of civilians in Baghdad each month.
The bad situation there has become exponentially worse when Sisi rose to power in 2013, according to Mohannad Sabry, a researcher and the author of a book about the insurgency in the Sinai.
Devil’s Chest’ commemorates the insurgency’s victims while showing that people have moved on.
The insurgency in Iraq, the Afghanistan War, and the campaign against ISIS are all examples of such battles.
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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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