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The use of violence and intimidation against innocent civilians in the pursuit of political or religious aims.

Contributors in Terrorism


Operation Condor

Law enforcement; Terrorism

British troops backed by U.S. gunships were deployed to battle a "substantial enemy force" in mountainous Paktia province in south east Afghanistan. Operation lasted from May 16 to May 22, 2002.


Law enforcement; Terrorism

The descent to the earth's surface of particles contaminated with radioactive material from a radioactive cloud. The term can also be applied to the contaminated particulate matter itself.


Law enforcement; Terrorism

A legal ruling regarding Islamic Law.

bee eater

Law enforcement; Terrorism

The bee eaters are any of the various brightly colored birds that are found chiefly in Africa, Asia, southern Europe, Australia, and New Guinea. The bee eaters are so named because they predominantly ...

The Islamic armed group (GIA)

Law enforcement; Terrorism

Algeria Islamic extremist who intended to flip the land is secular in Algeria GIA Islamic State and replace it with a serious activity in early 1992 after the Islamic party's biggest victory. The ...


Military; Terrorism

The use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political purposes; the state of fear and submission produced by terrorism or terrorization; a terroristic method of governing ...


Law enforcement; Terrorism

The use of chemical agents in a terrorist operation. Well-known chemical agents include sarin and VX nerve gas.

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