Guerrilla warfare

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Guerrilla warfare is the unconventional warfare and combat with which a small group of combatants use mobile tactics (ambushes, raids, etc.) to combat a larger and less mobile formal army. The guerrilla army uses ambush (draw enemy forces to terrain unsuited to them) and mobility (advantage and surprise) in attacking vulnerable targets in enemy territory. Depending which side of the conflict one is on, or what political position one holds, these people are often referred to as terrorists.

Guerilla warfare has been practiced in numerous wars throughout history, including World War I, World War II, the American Civil War, the Spanish Civil War, and the Vietnam War.

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