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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In the town of Erbin, another army unit chased down an armed terrorist group that has been terrorizing citizens and committing acts of sabotage and murder.
The Syrian bombers targeted the command center of Jeish al-Islam (Army of Islam) terrorist group in Al-Marj region of Eastern Ghouta in Damascus countryside, killing ten of militants, including the terrorist group's top commander who was also a senior member of a coalition of the main anti-Assad militant groups in Syria.
The arrested terrorists had confessed to relations and cooperation with members of the disbanded terrorist group, the Democratic Party of Iran's Kurdistan (Hadka), to carry out assassination of ordinary people in Kamyaran for their refusal to cooperate or finance the terrorist group.
These local terrorist groups should be stopped by any means, so that they would no longer be able to spread the 'virus' of terrorism among their fellow Muslims and other religious groups in Mindanao.
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.
At times, it is unclear whether a terrorist group is forcefully taxing a criminal operation or whether the members of that criminal operation voluntarily donate a portion of their proceeds because they have sympathies for the terrorist cause.
Police later identified the driver as a member of a terrorist group and linked him to a nationwide theft ring that specialized in reselling stolen infant formula and wiring the proceeds to the Middle East.
Michael Ealy stars as a federal agent who has infiltrated a terrorist group in L.
Incredibly, this took place after al-Qaeda's 1998 attacks against our embassies in Kenya and Tanzania--and despite the fact that the KLA had been officially designated as a terrorist group by the State Department.
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.