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Guerrilla Fighters, Female

Women's participation in guerrilla warfare is long lived and well documented. Guerrilla warfare is defined as a type of unconventional warfare in which smaller groups of irregular forces, often civilians, use mobile tactics such as ambushes and raids to combat larger, better-trained, and regular forces. Guerrilla fighters are those individuals who make up the smaller groups of irregular forces and take part in the planning or execution of the attacks on the regular forces. While terrorist or national separatist groups are sometimes included as guerrilla groups, the distinction herein lies in the fact that guerrilla groups target regular military forces and national separatist and terrorist groups are target civilians or government officials; however, the lines between these types of groups are often blurred.

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