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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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Police and Intelligence officials jointly conduct a raid on an intelligence tip-off about presence of terrorists in Sachal area.
The terrorists were involved in various terrorist attacks on police and target killing incidents.
Amilitary source said that Army and Armed Forces units operating to the south and southwest of Aleppo, in cooperation with supporting forces, managed to contain the wide-scale attack carried out by terrorist groups on Friday evening in the direction of the military academies, inflicting heavy losses upon the terrorists.
Another unit thwarted an infiltration attempt by a terrorist group from al-Bajabjeh neighborhood towards Sajneh neighborhood in Daraa al-Balad, and all the invading terrorists were either killed or wounded.
Terrorists versus the government: strategic interaction, support and sponsorship.
When our politicians and producers serve up a menu of terrorist tales mirroring this mindset by dividing the world into a battle between freedom-loving people and mad villains, they are training us to think like terrorists, to spurn reflection and dialogue, and to deny our opponents' humanity and rights.
The group sent items, such as night-vision goggles, cameras and scopes, surveying equipment, global positioning systems, and mine and metal detection equipment, to other terrorists abroad.
The study also said a maritime terrorist attack will create complicated liability issues that would make it difficult to compensate victims.
For the Bush administration to claim that to spy on virtually all American citizens' phone calls, phone bills, and e-mail messages constitutes using "force" against terrorists who "planned, authorized, committed, or aided in the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11,2001" requires that a person suspend an understanding of the English language, or alternatively that the administration is afflicted with a paranoia against the people it swore an oath to serve.
A Federal Aviation Administration official said during a House hearing there is no evidence linking terrorists to the lasers.
Those people want to kill us," declared one campaign ad, while images of terrorists and their victims flashed on the screen.
military saying this was part of a "precision strike" on "a building frequently used by terrorists.