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insurgent

noun agitator, anarchist, demagogue, insubordinate, insurrectionary, insurrectionist, nihilist, radical, rebel, rebellis, reformer, renegade, revolter, revolutionary, revolutionist, rioter, seditionary, subverter, traitor
See also: disobedient, insubordinate, malcontent, radical, restive, uncontrollable

insurgent

a person or group that rises in revolt against an established government or authority but whose conduct does not amount to belligerency.

INSURGENT. One who is concerned in an insurrection. He differs from a rebel in this, that rebel is always understood in a bad sense, or one who unjustly opposes the constituted authorities; insurgent may be one who justly opposes the tyranny of constituted authorities. The colonists who opposed the tyranny of the English government were insurgents, not rebels.

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Modern day conflicts are not merely confined to states, but have expanded to include sub-nationalities, terrorists and insurgences, religious fanatics and ethnic interest", he added.
But the Iranian challenge where the US is concerned has far more serious consequences as Tehran is also arming Sunni insurgences in Afghanistan (see news8Afghan&PakinUSoffensivAug20-07).
The primary focus of the report is to leverage a balance by contemplating on the impact of GPS, the market development and its limitations, along with a critical perspective into the ongoing insurgences and concerning technological issues.