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there always seems to be insurgency of some type in that troubled country
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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.
By activists and journalists alike, though, this movement has been billed not as a left-wing insurgency but as an uprising of everyday American women for everyday American women.
Black Lives Matter and Antifa are organizations that are looking to create an armed insurgency.
Boko Haram began an insurgency in 2009 to impose its version of Islamic law on Africa’s most populous country of more than 180 million people.
Boko Haram has been blamed for more than 20,000 deaths during its eight-year insurgency, which has spilled over into neighboring countries and created a vast humanitarian crisis with millions displaced and hungry.
Last October, an armed Rohingya insurgency came to light when militants from the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army, then known as Harakah al-Yaqin, attacked three border guard posts.
Ankara views the group as an extension of the Kurdish insurgency raging in its southeast.
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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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