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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The Arabic-language website of the Russian Sputnik news agency quoted a military source as saying that the Russian and Syrian fighter jets in a joint nightly military operation pounded 20 times the military positions and movements of the Turkistani Party terrorist group in the city of Jisr al-Shoghour in Southwestern Idlib.
Earlier, press-secretary of the Turkish president Ibrahim Kalin also urged the US to stop supporting the PYD/YPG terrorist groups.
"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.
The following sections expand on the variety of criminal activities associated with terrorist groups. Such activities fall into three main categories: fundraising through crimes; materials and logistics support; and exploitation of corruption and gaps in the rule of law.
In 1 year, the recipient of the profits, who had links to a terrorist group, had deposited over $735,000 in bank accounts while paying for houses, luxury cars, and other goods with cash.
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. Although the Justice Department cannot use that provision against Stewart--and a California federal judge recently limited its reach--the department's court submissions in her case take the position that legal representation of alleged terrorists is a crime under the PATRIOT Act if the lawyer can be portrayed as acting under "the direction and control" of a foreign terrorist organization.
"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.
In 1994 the Clinton administration opposed designating Hamas as a terrorist group but by 1997 the Secretary of State was including the same Hamas among the terrorist groups under the 1996 law.
There is a need to use iron hand to wipe out Islamic State-inspired, terrorist groups like the Abu Sayyaf and Maute who kill and behead Muslims, Christians and just anyone opposed to their radical religious views.
Seven people arrested following recent Kasserine incidents are affiliated with a terrorist group still under formation called the "Oqba Ibn Naf Phalanx" which is connected to the AQIM, Interior Minister told a news conference on Friday.

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