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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Army units adopted military tactics commensurate with the nature of the area which terrorist organizations were using as a base to launch their rocket attacks against Lattakia.
The army also destroyed a convoy of terrorists' vehicles that was en route to support the terrorist groups near Khan al-Assal, and an armored vehicle rigged with explosives was destroyed at the city's Western entrance.
As the terrorist attacks on September 11 unfolded, a Texas state trooper pulled over a rental van and found an enormous load of infant formula inside.
After September the 11th, I vowed to the American people that our government would do everything within the law to protect them against another terrorist attack.
The Coast Guard is studying passenger ferries to learn how terrorists might threaten them, the New York Times reports.
Those people want to kill us," declared one campaign ad, while images of terrorists and their victims flashed on the screen.
This must be emphasized, because as soon as you suggest that it is important, to consider something other than violent retaliation, you are accused of sympathizing with the terrorists.
More than 30 heavily-armed terrorists entered Beslan's Middle School No.
They plan to look for other population-wide reactions to terrorist attacks, such as brief changes in the rate of domestic violence.
We learn how charitable organizations, individuals, and businesses funnel millions of dollars to the coffers of al Qaeda as well as other terrorist organizations as Hamas, Hezbollah, and the Muslim Brotherhood, who incidentally, contrary to some wide-held belief, do in fact collaborate with one another.
Attorney General John Ashcroft readily admits that there is no indication that the men had any plans or intentions to engage in any sort of terrorist act.
The United States looks forward to working with many of you on US initiatives such as the US-VISIT, the Container Security Initiative, and the Terrorist Interdiction Program.

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