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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishinsurgencyin‧sur‧gen‧cy /ɪnˈsɜːdʒənsi $ -ɜːr-/ noun (plural insurgencies) [countable, uncountable] formal  an attempt by a group of people to take control of their government using force and violence syn rebellion, → counterinsurgency
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insurgencyLand mines are popular among armies and insurgencies because they are cheap to buy but expensive to clear.But the final results placed him second and suggested that the Buchanan insurgency was ebbing.He was a gun-toting, pitchfork-brandishing, wall-building, Confederate flag-waving, black-hatted leader of an anti-establishment insurgency.The measures imposed new restrictions on press reporting of the Kurdish insurgency in south-east Anatolia.Salvador Samayoa was a leader of the Marxist insurgency seeking to defeat the army.About 50,000 people are estimated to have been killed in a decade of insurgency.Maybe what they were planning would count as some kind of insurgency, treason perhaps?A communist group is waging a 21-year insurgency against the national government.
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