Examples of insurgency in a Sentence
there always seems to be insurgency of some type in that troubled country
Recent Examples of insurgency from the Web
In the 1990s Pakistan backed a guerrilla insurgency in Indian Kashmir in which at least 40,000 people lost their lives.
For the last eight years, Boko Haram has carried out a military insurgency in northeast Nigeria, beginning with an armed rebellion against Nigerian security forces in 2009.
His death or capture would not be the end of Islamic State, which still controls areas south and west of Mosul and which is now expected to take to the desert or mountains to wage an insurgency.
Some predict the return of a low-level insurgency much as before IS swept control in June 2014.
Since 2015, forces loyal to President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi have been fighting against Houthi rebels, a Shiite insurgency aligned with former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, ousted in 2012.
His comments were likely to anger Turkey, which views the Kurdish fighters as an extension of the insurgency raging in its southeast.
Turkey has claimed the demonstrators were associated with the PKK, which has waged a three-decade-long insurgency against Turkey and is considered a terrorist group by the United States.
Insurgencies cannot be defeated on the battlefield alone, Jones said.
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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.
First Known Use of insurgency
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
Legal Definition of insurgency
: the quality or state of being insurgent; specifically : a condition of revolt against a recognized government that does not reach the proportions of an organized revolutionary government and is not recognized as belligerency
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