guerrilla force


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n guerrilla force an irregular armed force that fights by sabotage and harassment; often rural and organized in large groups
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In literature:

It has been transformed from an agglomeration of desperadoes - to a military guerrilla force to be reckoned with.
"After the Rain" by Sam Vaknin
Being less well-equipped in mountain artillery and less well-found in general supplies they were forced to rely largely on guerrilla warfare.
"The Fight For The Republic in China" by Bertram Lenox Putnam Weale
None of those who had known him could credit the Indian being taken unawares by the guerrilla force.
"Ride Proud, Rebel!" by Andre Alice Norton
Guerrilla warfare demoralized the regular forces.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
At the end of 1942 guerrilla forces had numbered no more than perhaps 8,000 to 10,000.
"Area Handbook for Albania" by Eugene K. Keefe
Spanish guerrillas harried the French troops, but Napoleon neglected to take command of his forces.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 1" by Various
During the winter, while his guerrilla forces were in the field, Frontenac had not been idle.
"Count Frontenac" by William Dawson LeSueur

In news:

Officially, the unexpectedly vicious guerrilla attacks on American forces in Iraq have not led to any changes in deployment plans for the troops.
A prominent Chechen guerrilla was sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of directing 13 attacks on Russian forces that are fighting separatists in Chechnya.
The US military said its forces were pursuing guerrillas who attacked soldiers and that it knew of only one person killed.
Gen Lewis Merrill's plan to concentrate Union forces for heavy blows against the guerrilla bands of Joseph Porter and John Poindexter.
Han 's professional life as a doctor took her to Malaya during the Emergency, the name given to the conflict throughout the 1950s between military forces in the British protectorate and a Communist guerrilla insurgency.
There, commandos from Sayeret Matkal, the army's most elite unit, and from the air force's Shaldag Unit raided a hospital and captured five suspected Hezbollah guerrillas.
Colombian forces have killed at least 20 Marxist FARC guerrillas in an air and ground raid near the border with Ecuador, an army general said on Monday, the deadliest strike against rebels since a peace process started.
For more than five years, Marc Gonsalvez and two other Americans were marched through Colombia’s jungles as hostages of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC , guerrillas.