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insurgent

International law a person or group that rises in revolt against an established government or authority but whose conduct does not amount to belligerency
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To strengthen, perpetuate, and extend this interest was the object for which the insurgents would rend the Union, even by war; while the government claimed no right to do more than to restrict the territorial enlargement of it.
besides, if they do, we can easily make an excuse; we came straight off a journey and are insurgents, too."
George's Fields, the Bank attacked, the Tower threatened, the streets of London flowing with blood, a detachment of the Twelfth Light Dragoons (the hopes of the nation) called up from Northampton to quell the insurgents, and the gallant Captain Frederick Tilney, in the moment of charging at the head of his troop, knocked off his horse by a brickbat from an upper window.
The attention of the insurgents had been drawn away from murder to plunder, and all over the castle might be heard their cries and whoops of delight as they dragged forth the rich tapestries, the silver flagons, and the carved furniture.
In the first rank of the insurgents, Barnaby and Hugh stood side by side.
Fearing in his heart lest this might prove but too true, the captain a little desisted, but still commanded the insurgents instantly to return to their duty.
All night a wide-awake watch was kept by all the officers, forward and aft, especially about the forecastle scuttle and fore hatchway; at which last place it was feared the insurgents might emerge, after breaking through the bulkhead below.
Tactical level opportunity structures are identified, "by focusing on the specific economic, physical, cultural, and social elements within the environment, on the ground where the insurgents operate." (28) By identifying the targets, tools, weapons, and facilitating conditions at the tactical level, we can trace the links between what are essentially local insurgent activities, and the operational and strategic conditions that both enhance and constrain them.
Irish Guardsman Lewis Wilby, who lives in Neston, ran across an unchecked minefield to catch a Taliban insurgent.
A WIRRAL soldier ran across an unchecked minefield to catch a Taliban insurgent who was caught red-handed laying improvised explosive devices, the Ministry of Defence said.
"More importantly, the security force captured or killed more than 105 Haqqani Network and Taliban leaders," the force said in a statement, referring to Taliban-linked insurgent groups.
They destroyed a major insurgent facility for making improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and killed many Taliban.