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

nguerriglia
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Other groups, bested, fled among the trees to carry on guerrilla warfare, emerging in sudden dashes to overwhelm isolated enemies.
It said the Maute terrorists' 'apparent wish or love [of] martyrdom' prevented them from pursuing guerrilla warfare as a means to advance their cause.
The prolific author of this book has written a wide-ranging and accessible study of irregular and guerrilla warfare from the earliest examples, dating to the Greeks and ancient Chinese, to the recent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
And with sustained military support from Russia and Iran, and the guerrilla warfare expertise of its ally, Lebanon's Hezbollah group, it has gradually regained ground.
This book breaks the state into four sections, and accounts in detail the who, what, when, and where of guerrilla warfare, including such chilling accounts as bands of guerrillas cutting a farmer's legs off with his own saw in an attempt to find out where he hid his money.
Guerrilla warfare is older than the creation of conventional armed forces.
The Pakistani Taliban had sent a dozen experts in guerrilla warfare and information technology to Syria in the last two months, a senior insurgent leader was quoted as saying.
A FORT OF NINE TOWERS: AN AFGHAN FAMILY STORY provides a powerful account of the author's growing up in Kabul, where life was full and happy until rival Mujahedeen factions began fighting each other, transforming the idyllic city into an arena for guerrilla warfare.
Mao, who had analyzed revolutionary guerrilla warfare in his treatise On Protracted War (1938), postulated that this type of conflict included three phases.
More than a dozen militant groups are fighting Indian soldiers in an asymmetric guerrilla warfare since 1989 to end New Delhi's rule in the disputed Himalayan region.
In Invisible Armies, Boot examines 5,000 years of guerrilla warfare and the lessons it can teach us.
If Kostov forms a Cabinet, we in Ataka will have to undertake guerrilla warfare actions and launch an armed war," Siderov declared.