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insurgency

in sur juhn see

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

  • Some 30 tribes in Al Anbar formed an alliance, the "Anbar Awakening," in September and pledged to fight Al Qaeda militants in the insurgency-plagued province by forming their own .
  • Figures associated with the insurgency have begun telling Western reporters that they reject the beheading of hostages and indiscriminate terror attacks against other Iraqis.
  • The Chechen insurgency is, first and foremost, a nationalist struggle to secede from Russia, and the rise of a more extremist and Islamist element within that insurgency is, in .
News & Articles

  • 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.
    June 15, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
  • 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.
    June 15, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
  • 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 ...
    June 12, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
Quotes

  • Barack Obama in Toronto Sun
    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...
  • Robert Gates in Reuters
    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.
  • John McCain in Boston Globe (registration)
    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 -...

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