- Armed forces — National liberation movements — Armed conflict, non-international — Geneva Conventions 1949 — Combatants, unlawful — Prisoners of war
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1 The term ‘guerrilla’ is mainly used in military science to describe certain strategies, tactics, and methods of irregular or asymmetric warfare . In this context, guerrilla forces can be characterized as groups of fighters who avail themselves of such strategies, tactics, and methods during an armed conflict in order to gain a military advantage against superior opponents. Guerrilla forces typically aim at creating a specific momentum of surprise. Therefore, they operate in small and highly mobile units, hide in a civilian environment, and carry out their...