insurgency

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insurgency

noun agitators, insurrection, rebellion, uprising
Associated concepts: counter insurgency strategy, global innurgency, quelling insurgency
See also: defiance, disloyalty, insurrection, mutiny, rebellion, revolt
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The SPLM was formed in 1983 when an armed insurrection began in the South against the rule on president Jafar Niemary.
The UN says about 70,000 people have been killed in a conflict that began with peaceful anti-Assad protests and turned into an increasingly sectarian armed insurrection.
They said that the move is an effort to unite and coordinate the armed insurrection against President Bashar al-Assad's government.
The person who calls for freedom and change will almost certainly begin to think about armed insurrection, followed by the freedom of not thinking.
With an armed insurrection in the Sa'ada region, a growing southern secessionist movement, Al-Qaeda control of two southern cities and the recent toppling of Yemen's former President, Ali Abdullah Saleh, critics of Yemen's gun culture point to the destabilizing consequences of a population possessing 61 guns per 100 people.
Little wonder then that Swift observes, "With a growing number of parties competing for a shrinking pool of assets, the incentives for dissension and armed insurrection show few signs of subsiding.
Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad is increasingly isolated in his struggle to crush an armed insurrection that now spearheads an almost year-long uprising against his 11-year rule.
So far the outside world has proved powerless to halt the killing in Syria, where repression of initially peaceful protests has spawned an armed insurrection by army deserters.
Lebanon has tried to distance itself from the events in Syria where the uprising started off in March as a wave of peaceful protests against President Bashar Assad but is now overshadowed by an armed insurrection.
peaceful uprising from morphing into armed insurrection that would discredit
OTTAWA, (SANA) -- Director of the Centre for Research on GlobalizationCA Michel Chossudovsky said that what is happening in Syria is an armed insurrection supported secretly by foreign forces including the United States.