bleed-out
 n.— «A recent study about Iraq’s insurgency by the Centre for Strategic and International Studies in Washington estimated that 3,000 foreign fighters had gone to Iraq to join the insurgency. Now, battle-hardened, they form the vanguard of a “foreign legion” ready to take the jihad to their homelands in what US intelligence officials refer to as “bleed-out.”» —“Bin Laden’s ruthless rival spreads tentacles of jihad across region” by Richard Beeston Times (London, England) Nov. 18, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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