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English definition of “counterinsurgency”

counterinsurgency

noun [U]     /ˌkaʊn.tər.ɪnˈsɜː.dʒən.si/ US  /-t̬ɚ.ɪnˈsɝː-/
military action taken by a government to prevent attacks by small groups of soldiers or fighters that are opposed to it → Compare insurgencyFighting
(Definition of counterinsurgency noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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