Terrorist Group


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Terrorist Group

A non-state group that perpetrates or attempts to perpetrate violent acts directed at civilians to achieve a political or ideological end. A terrorist group differs from an insurrectionist group, which 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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Clashes erupted between terrorists of al-Nusra Front and the so-called "Liwa Shuhadaa al-Yarmouk" terrorist group in al-Allan area in the Western countryside of Dara'a after al-Nusra announced on its Twitter account on Sunday that it had killed the chief of Liwa Shuhadaa al-Yarmouk.
The terrorist group has done everything to sabotage the peace talks," Erdoy-an remarked, referring to a recent violent PKK attack on a gendarmerie outpost in the Ecukurca district of the southeastern province of E[currency]yrnak, which left one soldier dead and two others injured.
In 1 year, the recipient of the profits, who had links to a terrorist group, had deposited over $735,000 in bank accounts while paying for houses, luxury cars, and other goods with cash.
In the earlier case, the incursion was advertised as a campaign to uproot the so-called Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) from Lebanon, which had been an unwilling host to the terrorist group for more than a decade.
In a nutshell: Beat-the-clock thriller about a Filipino-American who returns to his native land and finds himself the pawn of a Muslim terrorist group.
Had the timing of her actions been different, Stewart could have been charged with violating a little-noticed provision of the PATRIOT Act that makes it a crime to provide "expert advice or assistance" to a terrorist group.
ISNA has not been listed or identified as a terrorist group by any federal department or agency," Allen reported.
In a $10 million media campaign, first aired on Super Bowl night, a government ad warned that the $66 billion spent each year on illegal drugs in the United States helps fund terrorist groups such as the FARC.
Goh said in a speech late Sunday that the Internal Security Department last year uncovered an attempt by the unnamed Middle East terrorist group to recruit Singaporean Muslims into its fold.
In 1994 the Clinton administration opposed designating Hamas as a terrorist group but by 1997 the Secretary of State was including the same Hamas among the terrorist groups under the 1996 law.
In November, fierce clashes also took pace between rival terrorist groups in the province of Dara'a, leaving scores of militants dead and injured as rifts widened between the terrorists after the Syrian army continued advance in more militant-held territories.
Army units thwarted an attempt by a terrorist group to sneak from the old city of Aleppo towards al-Khasrafiyeh mosque, leaving its members dead and wounded.