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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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Summary: Kabul [Afghanistan], Mar 11 (ANI): At least 22 insurgents have been killed in ground and air operations conducted by the Afghan forces across the country.
Nangarhar is among the relatively calm provinces in East of Afghanistan but the anti-government armed militant groups including the Taliban and ISIS insurgents have started insurgency activities in some remote parts of the province.
An insurgent advance to the coast would move the fighting to one of the few remaining peaceful areas of the country and run the risk of indiscriminate killings of government supporters.
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Habibullah, a resident of Shah Mirza in Baraki Barak, claimed the insurgents he had seen were speaking Urdu (from Punjab province in neighbouring Pakistan).
Insurgent activity in each area will affect the equipment, tactics, and disposition of troops the counterinsurgents employ against them.
Six American soldiers died in a huge blast on July 8 in the same eastern region of the country, which is the focus of a NATO push against insurgents along the border with Pakistan.
Kamdesh is an important and strategic place for insurgents in eastern Afghanistan," Mr Zareen said.
Still another theory asserts a different kind of causality: The checkpoints and other security measures that suppress insurgent violence also hamper local economies, driving up unemployment.
Moscow, Shawwal 10, 1432, Sep 8, 2011, SPA -- Six people were killed and at least three injured on Thursday as the Russian military launched new raids on suspected insurgents in the volatile Caucasus region, according to media reports, according to dpa.
Opportunity theories within criminology could bring theoretical relevance to COIN operations by emphasizing principles and techniques that can be implemented at all levels of conflict to reduce insurgent violence and crime.
Irish Guardsman Lewis Wilby, who lives in Neston, ran across an unchecked minefield to catch a Taliban insurgent.
A WIRRAL soldier ran across an unchecked minefield to catch a Taliban insurgent who was caught red-handed laying improvised explosive devices, the Ministry of Defence said.
More importantly, the security force captured or killed more than 105 Haqqani Network and Taliban leaders," the force said in a statement, referring to Taliban-linked insurgent groups.
The last major insurgent attack in Algeria was in late July, when gunmen killed 14 soldiers in an ambush.