insurgent


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Synonyms for insurgent

Synonyms for insurgent

participating in open revolt against a government or ruling authority

Synonyms for insurgent

a person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions)

a member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment

in opposition to a civil authority or government

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Insurgents have tunnelled into the main jail in Afghanistan's Kandahar province and freed hundreds of prisoners, including many commanders, a provincial government official has confirmed.
The adrenaline was pumping as we chased them to a compound, but it was so satisfying when we detained the insurgent and took him to be arrested.
He was weighed down by more than 60lbs of kit when he spotted an insurgent laying improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in the village of Rahim Kalay in the Upper Gereshk Valley, Afghanistan.
The US-led NATO force has stepped up attacks on insurgents since this spring under Washington's new Afghan war strategy, which aims to root out Taliban insurgents before drawing down the military presence next year.
400 Remaining Insurgents Said Deeply Demoralized; Amnesty Offer Available
Supported by Apache attack helicopters and unmanned drones, the soldiers from 3 Scots touched down in an area known to be one of the biggest insurgent strongholds in Afghanistan.
It aids insurgent propaganda by providing a real error to exploit and can alienate segments of the populace, particularly the individuals wrongly detained, their families, friends, and neighbors.
But those last two are hard to achieve when insurgent forces are doing their best to kill those who want to see it happen.
He cited an incident where an identified insurgent was riding a donkey.
inclusion in an international scheme to regulate ammunition and ban firearms transfers to insurgents (so the United States can continue arming insurgent groups), he lauded plans for worldwide controls on gun sales.
The operation disrupted insurgent activity along the northern and southern banks of the Euphrates River near Ubaydi.
On May 8, Ieva led a Marine assault in Iraq as part of Operation Matador, an effort to clean out insurgent safe havens in towns along the Iraqi-Syrian border.
For instance, several insurgent groups have already sent out feelers for a negotiated settlement with the Iraqi government.
While many Buddhist Thais in the south welcomed this military intervention, most Muslim southerners, who were not targets of insurgent attacks, were further inflamed by the deployment.