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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Earlier today, the General Command of the Army and Armed Forces said that terrorist groups supported by Turkey refused to abide by the ceasefire and carried out attacks against civilians, and that the army will resume its operations against those terrorists.
The source noted that the Syrian Army plans to bring the border and the regions where Chechen, Uzbek and Chinese terrorist groups are stationed under its control.
(The modus operandi, the signature, the way it was constructed, and the way it was deployed show this was caused by Daesh-inspired or ISIS-inspired terrorist groups in Mindanao.)
Despite that the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group has been mainly eliminated in Syria, the US still considers the PYD/YPG its allies, he noted.
He stressed that these attacks are planned for and aim at affecting the occupation forces' withdrawal, after the great public rejection to the occupation presence, demanding "intensifying the intelligence work to unveil these terrorist groups' hideouts and destroy them." /End/
Terrorist groups may seek funding through crime out of financial necessity or because the potential profits associated with the criminal activity are considered too attractive to ignore.
Frauds perpetrated by terrorist groups include identity theft for profit and credit card, welfare, social security, insurance, food stamp, and coupon fraud.
In short, the SPF is a global Terrorists-'R'-Us, where leaders of terrorist states and terrorist groups are allowed to vote and are given a podium from which to pontificate on human rights, justice, and democracy.
"ISNA has not been listed or identified as a terrorist group by any federal department or agency," Allen reported.
Terrorist groups seek to acquire chemical, biological or nuclear weapons any way they can; state sponsors of terrorism are actively working to acquire weapons of mass destruction and their missile delivery systems.
By one estimate, the revenue to FARO from drug-related sources is more than $600 million a year, which would make it the best-funded terrorist group in the world.
Human rights groups have long complained that rogue members of the Colombian armed forces collaborate with death squads of the right-wing paramilitary officially listed by the United States as a terrorist group because it routinely massacres civilians it believes to be label sympathizers.

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