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there always seems to be insurgency of some type in that troubled country
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Boko Haram has killed more than 20,000 people during its eight-year insurgency.
Nigeria has deployed the army against the Boko Haram Islamist insurgency in the northeast and militant attacks on the oil industry in the southern Niger River delta.
The group operates in northern Nigeria, where the Boko Haram extremist insurgency is known for kidnapping young women and forcing them into marriages.
Despite territorial losses, IS continues to carry out insurgency-style attacks in Iraq.
Islamic State is threatening to transform back into an extremist Sunni insurgency.
Islamist militants form part of a regional insurgency in the poor, sparsely populated deserts of West Africa's Sahel.
In violating that principle, George W. Bush—with the support of an older John McCain—helped discredit the Republican foreign policy establishment, and lay the groundwork for Trump’s nationalist insurgency.
One of the only coherent policy demands of Steve Bannon’s insurgency is that Republicans abandon the Dreamers to their fate.
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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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