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there always seems to be insurgency of some type in that troubled country
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The Taliban insurgents who spearhead the insurgency against Afghan and U.S.-led troops in the country denied having a link to the attack.
Islamic militants have for years battled security forces in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula in an insurgency now led by ISIS.
The insurgency had been notching battlefield victories.
The civilian government, which has no control over the military, has said the army was engaged in legitimate counter-insurgency operations.
Turkey views the Syrian Kurdish fighters as terrorists because of their ties to rebels who have waged a decades-long insurgency within its borders.
Earlier this fall, the United States sent 3,500 troops to Afghanistan in an new offensive designed to prop up Afghan forces and destroy drug production facilities that fund the Taliban insurgency.
His Cabinet said Sunday that fighters from Turkey’s Kurdish insurgency, the PKK, were beginning to appear in Kirkuk, and declared that would be tantamount to an act of war.
Even Vietnam, the foreign-policy issue that would come to define the 1960s, was a relatively minor consideration; until early 1963, Kennedy was much more concerned with containing a communist insurgency in Laos.
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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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