guerrilla force


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guerrilla force

A group of irregular, predominantly indigenous personnel organized along military lines to conduct military and paramilitary operations in enemy-held, hostile, or denied territory.
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Noun1.guerrilla force - an irregular armed force that fights by sabotage and harassment; often rural and organized in large groups
personnel, force - group of people willing to obey orders; "a public force is necessary to give security to the rights of citizens"
guerilla, guerrilla, irregular, insurgent - a member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment
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The real danger is one that America has faced every time it has waged a war against a guerrilla force. Henry Kissinger described the dilemma memorably in a Foreign Affairs essay written prior to his appointment as national security adviser in 1969.
What name was given to the guerrilla force led by Brigadier General Orde Wingate in Burma?
They started the reorganization of defected East Pakistan units and the training of guerrilla force, called Mukti Bahini.
Nine members of special guerrilla force comprising NAP-Student Union-Communist Party sacrificed their lives in a frontal fight at Betiara in Chauddagram upazila under Cumilla district against the Pakistani occupation forces in 1971.
The Moro Islamic Liberation Front's (MILF) guerrilla force is the second in the south to have dropped a demand for a separate Muslim state in exchange for autonomy.
Murad's guerrilla force is the second in the south to have dropped a demand for a separate Muslim state in exchange for autonomy.
If the offence is perpetrated by an armed guerrilla force, capital punishment shall apply to any person who forms the guerrilla force, undertook its leadership or command.
The Marxist guerrilla force, inspired by the Cuban revolution, originally aimed to redistribute wealth in the tropical South American country.
This comes against the backdrop of the final stages of a peace dialogue between the Colombian Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the main guerrilla force in the country.
1 and 15, the government made another gesture particularly appreciated by the guerrilla force when it refused to authorize the extradition of four guerrilla fighters to the United States.
"JI is against militancy in all its forms, may it be armed wings, militias, guerrilla force, etc.
In 2011, for instance, the US Department of Defense (DOD) initiated a dialogue with the South Sudanese army to ensure the latter's transition from a guerrilla force to one that can provide adequate defense capabilities for its people and territory.