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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Nonetheless, in late 1998, the Clinton administration repealed its description of the KLA as a terrorist group, and began to supply it with assistance and training via the CIA.
More likely is the possibility of the use of nuclear or radiological weapons by rogue states or terrorist groups.
Army units targeted armed terrorist groups in Jabbourin and Kafarnan in Homs Countryside, killing many of the terrorists and injuring others, in addition to destroying their vehicles.
If we destroy only one terrorist group, others will spring up in its place, so long as there is a host government willing to harbor mass murderers.
5) The majority of these attacks were conducted by domestic terrorist groups, particularly Puerto Rican groups, left-wing extremist groups, and special interest groups.
On Tuesday, the Takfiri terrorist groups also acknowledged the death of a number of their members in military operations in the province of Dara'a.
Upon their arrival in the entrance of the town, the reporter added, the returnees came under fire by the terrorist groups, and yet went on courageously, with 450 managing to enter the town to settle down.
They were told that no evidence had been supplied showing that the suspect was working for a foreign terrorist group or engaged in terrorism.
An Encino-based immigration fraud ring suspected of trying to help members of Iran's most notorious terrorist group to enter the United States was shut down Tuesday with 29 arrests, authorities said.
proactive: to investigate domestic and foreign terrorist groups and individuals targeting or operating within the New York metropolitan area for the purpose of detecting, preventing, and prosecuting their criminal activity.
Earlier 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.