Terrorist


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Terrorist

A non-state individual who perpetrates or attempts to perpetrate violent acts directed at civilians to achieve a political or ideological end. A terrorist differs from an insurrectionist, who attempts to overthrow a government. While terrorists may try to influence government policy, they generally have no interest in actually running a government. Terrorism is a type of political risk, especially in unstable areas.
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Police also claimed to seize huge cache of arms and ammunition from the hideout of terrorists, besides recovering explosives and six rocket grenades.
General Hamada Murad said that the terrorist attack began at 2:45 PM, with the terrorists using all sorts of weapons including car bombs and rocket launchers.
Also on Tuesday, an army unit targeted terrorist organizations' gatherings and hotbeds in the villages and towns of al-Qseir, Jaboul, Hwejeneh, Kabbaret al-Ward, Rayan, and al-Salheiyeh in the countryside of al-Sfeira city, 25 km Southeast of Aleppo city.
The theoretical explanation developed in this paper encompasses these apparently important aspects of the empirical nature of terrorist organizations.
And when we are tempted to draw a line in the sand dividing the world into freedom-loving people and diabolical monsters, we should remember to look at the plank (or bomb or secret prison) in our own eye and recall that many of the terrorists we fear and hate were begotten by antiterrorist policies that undermine our democratic freedoms.
One person was identified as a cell leader of a terrorist network.
For the Bush administration to claim that to spy on virtually all American citizens' phone calls, phone bills, and e-mail messages constitutes using "force" against terrorists who "planned, authorized, committed, or aided in the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11,2001" requires that a person suspend an understanding of the English language, or alternatively that the administration is afflicted with a paranoia against the people it swore an oath to serve.
Limited testing of the program will start this month and will involve checking passenger names against terrorist watch lists and other lists of personal data supplied by private companies.
Some were gunned down by the terrorists while they tried to free after explosives were set off in the school; others were killed in the ensuing shootout between the terrorists and Russian security forces.
military saying this was part of a "precision strike" on "a building frequently used by terrorists.
Discuss ways that the Russian government could help end terrorist attacks.
For an 18-month period from 2000 to 2001, Stecklov and Goldstein examined data on the amount of daily traffic along Israel's main commuter highway, national automobile accident statistics, and the timing of 63 terrorist attacks in Israel--excluding the West Bank and Gaza--that killed one or more people.

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