Insurgent

1. An individual not recognized as a belligerent by international law, who espouses political ideology to overthrow the government or disintegrate part of the national territory by armed revolution. 2. An indigenous or foreign national not recognized as a belligerent by international law, aiming to overthrow a government by force. In revolutionary war the terms "guerilla", "revolutionary'', "terrorist" or "insurgent" are used on occasion to indicate differences in the opposition. When it is not necessary to indicate specific differences, however, "insurgent" is used to cover all the roles implied by the foregoing terms. It is also taken to include such additional terms; as "saboteur'', "enemy", "insurrectionist" or "rebel" where applicable. (AFPM 3-8-1)


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