HyperDic: terrorist_organization

English > 1 sense of the expression terrorist organization:
NOUNgroupterrorist organization, terrorist group, foreign terrorist organization, FTOa political movement that uses terror as a weapon to achieve its goals
English > terrorist organization: 1 sense > noun 1, group
MeaningA political movement that uses terror as a weapon to achieve its goals.
Synonymsterrorist group, foreign terrorist organization, FTO
Categoryterrorism, act of terrorism, terrorist actThe calculated use of violence (or the threat / threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature
Instances15 May OrganizationA terrorist organization formed in 1979 by a faction of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine but disbanded in the 1980s when key members left to join a faction of al-Fatah
Abu Hafs al-Masri BrigadesA terrorist group that has worked with Al Qaeda
Abu Sayyaf, Bearer of the SwordA small gang of terrorist thugs claiming to seek a separate Islamic state for the Muslim minority in the Philippines
Aksa Martyrs Brigades, al-Aksa Martyrs Brigades, Martyrs of al-AqsaA militant offshoot of al-Fatah that is the newest and strongest and best equipped faction active / active in the West Bank
Al NathirA Palestinian terrorist organization formed in 2002 and linked to Fatah movement of Yasser Arafat
Alex Boncayao Brigade, ABB, Revolutionary Proletarian Army, RPA-ABBAn urban hit squad and guerrilla group of the Communist Party in the Philippines
Ansar al Islam, Ansar al-Islam, Supporters of IslamA radical Islamic group of terrorists in the Iraqi part of Kurdistan who oppose an independent secular nation as advocated by the United States
Armata Corsa, Corsican ArmyA terrorist organization founded in 1999 to oppose the link between nationalists and the Corsican mafia
Armed Islamic Group, GIAA terrorist organization of Islamic extremists whose violent activities began in 1992
Armenian Secret Army for the Liberation of Armenia, ASALA, Orly Group, 3rd October OrganizationA militant Marxist-Leninist terrorist organization formed in 1975 to force Turkey to acknowledge killing more than a million Armenians and forcibly removing them from border areas in 1915
Army for the Liberation of Rwanda, ALIR, Former Armed Forces, FAR, InterahamweA terrorist organization that seeks to overthrow the government dominated by Tutsi and to institute Hutu control again
Asbat al-Ansar, Band of PartisansAn extremist Palestinian Sunni group active / active in Lebanon in the early 1990s that advocates Salafism
Aum Shinrikyo, Aum, Supreme TruthA terrorist organization whose goal is to take over Japan and then the world
Baader Meinhof Gang, Baader-Meinhof GangA radical left-wing revolutionary terrorist group active / active in Germany from 1968 until 1977
Basque Homeland and Freedom, Basque Fatherland and Liberty, Euskadi ta Askatasuna, ETAA terrorist organization organized in 1959 by student activists who were dissatisfied with the moderate nationalism of the traditional Basque party
Black September MovementA former Palestinian terrorist organization (now merged with Fatah Revolutionary Council) that assassinated the Prime Minister of Jordan and during the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich killed 11 Israeli athletes
Chukaku-HaAn ultra-leftist militant group founded in 1957 from the breakup of the Japanese Communist Party
Continuity Irish Republican Army, CIRA, Continuity Army CouncilA terrorist organization formed in Ireland in 1994 as a clandestine armed wing of Sinn Fein
Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, DFLP, Popular Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, PDFLPA Marxist-Leninist group that believes Palestinian goals can only be achieved by revolutionary change
East Turkistan Islamic Movement, East Turkestan Islamic MovementA group of Uighur Muslims fighting Chinese control of Xinjiang
Fatah Revolutionary Council, Fatah-RC, Abu Nidal Organization, ANO, Arab Revolutionary Brigades, Black September, Revolutionary Organization of Socialist MuslimsA Palestinian international terrorist organization that split from the PLO in 1974
Fatah Tanzim, TanzimA terrorist group organized by Yasser Arafat in 1995 as the armed wing of al-Fatah
First of October Antifascist Resistance Group, GRAPOAn armed wing of the (illegal) Communist Party of Spain
Force 17formed in 1972 as a personal security force for Arafat and other PLO leaders
Forces of Umar Al-Mukhtar, Umar al-Mukhtar ForcesA little known Palestinian group responsible for bombings and for killing Israelis
Hamas, Islamic Resistance MovementA militant Islamic fundamentalist political movement that opposes peace with Israel and uses terrorism as a weapon
Harkat-ul-Jihad-e-Islami, Harakat ul-Jihad-I-Islami, HUJIAn extremist militant group in Pakistan occupied Kashmir that seeks an Islamic government and that has had close links and fought with the Taliban in Afghanistan
Harkat-ul-Mujahidin, HUM, Harkat ul-Ansar, HUA, Harkat ul-Mujahedeen, Al Faran, Movement of Holy WarriorsAn Islamic fundamentalist group in Pakistan that fought the Soviet Union in Afghanistan in the 1980s
Hizb ut-Tahrir, Freedom PartyThe most popular and feared Islamic extremist group in central Asia
Hizballah, Hezbollah, Hizbollah, Hizbullah, Lebanese Hizballah, Party of God, Islamic Jihad, Islamic Jihad for the Liberation of Palestine, Revolutionary Justice Organization, Organization of the Oppressed on EarthA Shiite terrorist organization with strong ties to Iran
International Islamic Front for Jihad against Jews and CrusadersA terrorist group organized by Osama bin Laden in 1998 that provided an umbrella organization for al-Qaeda and other militant groups in Egypt and Algeria and Pakistan and Bangladesh
Irish National Liberation Army, INLA, People's Liberation Army, People's Republican Army, Catholic Reaction ForceA radical terrorist group dedicated to the removal of British forces from Northern Ireland and the unification of Ireland
Irish Republican Army, IRA, Provisional Irish Republican Army, Provisional IRA, ProvosA militant organization of Irish nationalists who used terrorism and guerilla warfare in an effort to drive British forces from Northern Ireland and achieve a united independent Ireland
Islamic Army of Aden, IAA, Islamic Army of Aden-Abyan, Aden-Abyan Islamic ArmyYemen-based terrorist group that supports al-Qaeda's goals
Islamic Great Eastern Raiders-Front, IBDA-CA Turkish terrorist organization that claimed responsibility for bombing a British consulate and bank in Istanbul
Islamic Group of Uzbekistan, IMU, Islamic Party of TurkestanA terrorist group of Islamic militants formed in 1996
Jaish-i-Mohammed, Jaish-e-Muhammad, JEM, Army of MuhammadA terrorist organization founded in 2000
Jamaat ul-Fuqra, Fuqra, Tanzimul FuqraAn Islamic terrorist group organized in the 1980s
Japanese Red Army, JRA, Anti-Imperialist International BrigadeA terrorist group organized in 1970 to overthrow the Japanese government and monarchy and to foment world revolution
JayshullahAn indigenous Islamic terrorist group in Azerbaijan that attempted to bomb the United States embassy in 1999
Jemaah Islamiyah, JI, Islamic Group, Islamic Community, Malaysian Mujahidin Group, Malaysia Militant GroupA clandestine group of southeast Asian terrorists organized in 1993 and trained by al-Qaeda
Jerusalem Warriorsethnic Turkish Sunni terrorists who are linked with the Turkish Hizballah
Jund-ul-Islam, Soldiers of GodAn Islamic extremist group of Kurds who oppose secular control with bombings and assassinations
Kahane Chai, KachA terrorist organization founded for Jewish defense
Kaplan Group, Association of Islamic Groups and Communities, Caliphate StateA Turkish terrorist group of fundamentalist Muslims with ties to al-Qaeda that operates in Germany
Khmer Rouge, KR, Party of Democratic Kampuchea, Communist Party of KampucheaA communist organization formed in Cambodia in 1970
Ku Klux Klan, Klan, KKKA secret society of white Southerners in the United States
Kurdistan Workers Party, Kurdistan Labor Pary, Partiya Karkeran Kurdistan, PPKA Marxist-Leninist terrorist group of Kurds trying to establish an independent Kurdish state in eastern Turkey
Lashkar-e-JhangviA Sunni Muslim extremist group in Pakistan that collaborates with al-Qaeda
Lashkar-e-Omar, Al QanoonA terrorist organization formed in Pakistan in 2002 as a coalition of extremist Islamic militant groups including Lashkar-e-Taiba and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi and Jaish-e-Muhammad and elements of al-Qaeda
Lashkar-e-Taiba, Lashkar-e-Toiba, Lashkar-e-Tayyiba, LET, Army of the Pure, Army of the RighteousA brutal terrorist group active / active in Kashmir
Laskar Jihad, Holy War WarriorsA paramilitary terrorist organization of militant Muslims in Indonesia
Lautaro Youth Movement, Lautaro Faction of the United Popular Action Movement, Lautaro Popular Rebel ForcesA violent terrorist group organized in the 1980s and advocating the overthrow of the Chilean military government
Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, LTTE, Tamil Tigers, Tigers, World Tamil Association, World Tamil MovementA terrorist organization in Sri Lanka that began in 1970 as a student protest over the limited university access for Tamil students
Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, FIG, Al-Jama'a al-Islamiyyah al-Muqatilah bi-Libya, Libyan Fighting Group, Libyan Islamic GroupA Libyan terrorist group organized in 1995 and aligned with al-Qaeda
Lord's Resistance ArmyA quasi-religious rebel group in Uganda that terrorized / terrorized and raped women and kidnapped children who were forced to serve in the army
Loyalist Volunteer ForceA terrorist group formed in 1996 in Northern Ireland
Maktab al-Khidmat, MAKA terrorist organization founded by Osama bin Laden in the 1980s to provide money and recruit fighters around the world
Manuel Rodriquez Patriotic FrontA terrorist group formed in 1983 as the armed wing of the Chilean Communist Party
Moranzanist Patriotic FrontA terrorist group of radical leftists formed in the late 1980s
Moro Islamic Liberation FrontA terrorist group in the southern Philippines formed in 1977 to establish an independent Islamic state for the Moros
Mujahedeen KompakA militant Islamic militia that was formed in 2005 by hardliners who split from Jemaah Islamiyah
Mujahidin-e Khalq Organization, MKO, MEK, People's Mujahidin of IranA terrorist organization formed in the 1960s by children of Iranian merchants
National Liberation Army, ELN, Nestor Paz Zamora Commission, CNPZA terrorist organization in Bolivia that acts as an umbrella for numerous small indigenous subversive groups
National Liberation Army, ELNA Marxist terrorist group formed in 1963 by Colombian intellectuals who were inspired by the Cuban Revolution
National Liberation Front of Corsica, FLNCA terrorist group formed in 1976 to work for Corsican independence
New People's Army, NPAA terrorist organization that is the militant wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines
Orange Group, OVA terrorist group of Protestants who oppose any political settlement with Irish nationalists
Palestine Islamic Jihad, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, PIJ, Harakat al-Jihad al-Islami al-FilastiniA militant Palestinian terrorist group created in 1979 and committed to the creation of an Islamic state in Palestine and to the destruction of Israel
Palestine Liberation Front, PLF, Jabat al-Tahrir al-FilistiniyyahA terrorist group formed in 1977 as the result of a split with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine
Palestinian HizballahA little known Palestinian group comprised of members of Hamas and Tanzim with suspected ties to the Lebanese Hizballah
Pentagon GangA Filipino terrorist group that broke away from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in 2001 in order to continue terrorism and kidnapping and extortion
People against Gangsterism and Drugs, PAGADA terrorist organization in South Africa formed in 1996 to fight drug lords
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, PFLPA terrorist group of limited popularity formed in 1967 after the Six-Day War
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command, PFLP-GCA Marxist-Leninist terrorist organization that conducted several attacks in western Europe
Popular Struggle Front, PSFA terrorist group of radical Palestinians who split with al-Fatah in 1967 but now have close relations / relations with al-Fatah
Puka Inti, Sol Rojo, Red SunA small but violent terrorist organization formed in Ecuador in the early 1990s
Qassam Brigades, Salah al-Din Battalions, Iz Al-Din Al-Qassam BattalionsThe military arm of Hamas responsible for suicide bombings and other attacks on Israel
QiblaA small terrorist group of Muslims in South Africa formed in the 1980s
Real IRA, Real Irish Republican Army, RIRA, Dissident Irish Republican ArmyA radical terrorist group that broke away in 1997 when the mainstream Provisional IRA proposed a cease-fire
Red Army Faction, RAFA Marxist and Maoist terrorist organization in Germany
Red Brigades, Brigate Rosse, BRA Marxist-Leninist terrorist organization that arose out of a student protest movement in the late 1960s
Red Hand Defenders, RHDA paramilitary group of Protestants in Northern Ireland that tries to prevent any political settlement with the Irish Republic
Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarios de Colombia, FARCA powerful and wealthy terrorist organization formed in 1957 as the guerilla arm of the Colombian communist party
Revolutionary Organization 17 November, 17 NovemberA Marxist-Leninist terrorist organization in Greece that is violently opposed to imperialism and capitalism and NATO and the United States
Revolutionary People's Liberation Party, Revolutionary People's Liberation FrontAn extreme Marxist terrorist organization in Turkey that is opposed to NATO and the United States
Revolutionary People's Struggle, ELAAn extreme leftist terrorist group formed in Greece in 1971 to oppose the military junta that ruled Greece from 1967 to 1974
Revolutionary Proletarian Nucleus, Revolutionary Proletarian Initiative Nuclei, NIPRA clandestine group of leftist extremists who oppose Italy's labor policies and foreign policy
Revolutionary United Front, RUFA terrorist group formed in the 1980s in Sierra Leone
Salafist Group, Salafast Group for Call and Combat, GSPCAn Algerian extremist Islamic offshoot of the Armed Islamic Group
Shining Path, Sendero Luminoso, SLA terrorist group formed in Peru in the late 1960s as a splinter group from the communist party of Peru
Sipah-e-SahabaA vicious sectarian organization in Pakistan that persecutes Shiite Muslims and collaborates with al-Qaeda to attack foreigners and to disrupt the government of Pakistan
Tareekh e Kasas, Movement for RevengeAn organization of Muslims in India who killed Hindus in September 2002
Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement, Movimiento Revolucionario Tupac Anaru, MRTAA Marxist-Leninist terrorist organization in Peru
Tupac Katari Guerrilla Army, EGTKA terrorist group that is the remnants of the original Bolivian insurgents trained by Che Guevara
Turkish HizballahAn ethnic Kurdish group of Sunni extremists formed in the late 1980s in southeastern Turkey
Ulster Defence Association, UDAThe major Protestant paramilitary group in Northern Ireland
United Self-Defense Force of Colombia, United Self-Defense Group of Colombia, Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia, AUCA terrorist organization in Colombia formed in 1997 as an umbrella for local and regional paramilitary groups
al-Fatah, Fatah, al-AsifaA Palestinian political and military organization founded by Yasser Arafat in 1958 to work toward the creation of a Palestinian state
al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya, Islamic GroupA terrorist organization of militant / militant Islamists organized into tiny cells of extreme fundamentalists
al-Jihad, Egyptian Islamic Jihad, Islamic Jihad, Vanguards of ConquestAn Islamic extremist group active / active since the late 1970s
al-Ma'unahA radical insurgent Islamist group consisting of disaffected middle-class professionals in Malaysia who want to overthrow the government by violent means and set up an Islamic state
al-MuhajirounA hard-line extremist Islamic group in Great Britain who support / support bin Laden and other terrorist groups
al-Qaeda, Qaeda, al-Qa'ida, al-Qaida, al Qaeda, al Qaida, BaseA terrorist network intensely opposed to the United States that dispenses money and logistical support / support and training to a wide variety of radical Islamic terrorist groups
al-Rashid TrustA terrorist group organized in 1996 after the Taliban took over Afghanistan and part of Osama bin Laden's international system
al-Tawhid, Al Tawhid, Divine UnityAn Islamic terrorist cell that originated in Jordan but operates in Germany
al-UmmahA terrorist group formed in India in 1992
al Itihaad al Islamiya, al-Itihaad al-Islamiya, Islamic Unity, AIAIA fundamentalist Islamic group in Somalia who initially did fundraising for al-Qaeda
al Sunna Wal Jamma, Followers of the ProphetA resurgent Islamic fundamentalist organization based in Nigeria that is thought to be planning terrorist attacks
Broaderpolitical movementA group of people working together to achieve a political goal
Spanishgrupo terrorista, organización terrorista

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