guerrilla warfare

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guerril′la war′fare


n.
the use of surprise raids, sabotage, etc., by small, mobile groups of irregular forces operating in enemy territory.

guerrilla warfare

Military and paramilitary operations conducted in enemy-held or hostile territory by irregular, predominantly indigenous forces. Also called GW. See also unconventional warfare.
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guerrilla warfare

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Dans cette zone residentielle, les terroristes se cachent dans les maisons, ont des francs-tireurs sur les toits, ont dissemine des explosifs et ont recours aux kamikazes pour faire face aux pro-GNA.
In October 1870, Gambetta called his fellow citizens to resist the German occupation forces as francs-tireurs (literally "free shooters") and to attack their lines of communication.
"Anas est reste six heures allonge sur la chaussee a cause des francs-tireurs" avant que des jeunes ne puissent le tirer avec un fil de fer pour lui apporter des soins.
Home et Kramer rappellent que les francs-tireurs, qui avaient repondu a l'appel, avaient laisse de profonds souvenirs dans la memoire de l'armee prussienne.
The first atrocities reported in the invasion were allegedly committed against German soldiers by French and Belgian civilians in a war of guerrillas, or francs-tireurs. The name franc-tireur, which literally means a `free-shooter', came from the Franco-Prussian war when, after the defeat of Napoleon III, French irregular troops fought for the newly proclaimed Republic by harassing the German armies.
Face aux francs-tireurs deployes sur les toits et aux engins explosifs dissemines, ces forces se deplacaient avec prudence, que ce soit dans les rues ou en entrant dans les maisons dans lesquelles se cachent parfois les terroristes.