This is a list of active rebel groups
around the world whose domains may be subnational, transnational, or international. A "rebel group
" is defined here as a polity
that uses armed conflict
in opposition to established government
(or governments) for reasons such as to seek political change or to establish, maintain, or to gain independence.
Groups that "control territory
" are defined as any group that hold any populated or inhabited town, city, village, or defined area that is under the direct administration or military control of the group. Such control may be contested and might be temporary or fluctuating, especially under the circumstance of conflict. It does not include the governments of stable breakaway states or other states with limited recognition