1 Insurgency is an uprising or rebellion by an organized group against their government or governing authority. Frequently, other terms are used to describe situations of insurgency, including uprising, rebellion, and insurrection. Essentially, these are all forms of non-international armed conflict (Armed Conflict, Non-International); however, authorities are frequently reluctant to accept that an insurgency has risen to the level of armed conflict, and will choose instead to downplay the conflict by referring to it as an internal disturbance. A contemporary...
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