insurgency insurgency  /ɪn ˈsɜr dʒən si/

Definition(s):

  • (n) an organized rebellion aimed at overthrowing a constituted government through the use of subversion and armed conflict

Usage(s):

  1. Figures associated with the insurgency have begun telling Western reporters that they reject the beheading of hostages and indiscriminate terror attacks against other Iraqis.
  2. Hopes that the insurgency might be waning in the wake of January's elections have proved premature.
  3. Figures associated with the insurgency have begun telling Western reporters that they reject the beheading of hostages and indiscriminate terror attacks against other Iraqis.

News

  1. Afghan defense minister urges ethnic unity in army

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan defense minister has urged a group of new soldiers to show unity and pride as part of the army that is taking over the lead from international troops in fighting the Taliban insurgency.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. Militants destroy house used by Pakistan's founder

    QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Militants destroyed a historic house associated with the country's founder early Saturday, shooting dead a guard, in a southwestern hotbed of ethnic nationalist insurgency, a police officer said.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Pakistan tries anew to end insurgency in resource-rich Baluchistan

    By Mehreen Zahra-Malik ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan has pledged to rein in human rights abuses by security forces in the huge, resource-rich province of Baluchistan as a first step towards starting talks to end a long-running insurgency waged by guerrillas seeking an independent homeland. The new chief minister of the province bordering Afghanistan and Iran urged security forces, who deny ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

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Quotes

  1. "The 30,000 additional troops that I am announcing tonight will deploy in the first part of 2010 -- the fastest pace possible -- so that they can target the insurgency and secure key population centres," Obama explained, describing the key...
    on Dec 2, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Toronto Sun

  2. "Most of the European forces, NATO forces, are not trained in counter-insurgency. They were trained for the Fulda Gap," Gates said, referring to the strip of land between former East and West Germany where a Soviet invasion was deemed most likely.
    on Jan 16, 2008 By: Robert Gates Source: Reuters

  3. "It is precisely the success of the surge in Iraq that shows us the way to succeed in Afghanistan," McCain said at a town hall meeting in Albuquerque. "It is by applying the tried and true principles of counter-insurgency used in the surge -...
    on Jul 15, 2008 By: John McCain Source: Boston Globe (registration)

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