terrorist cell

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Noun1.terrorist cell - a cell of terrorists (usually 3 to 5 members); "to insure operational security the members of adjacent terrorist cells usually don't know each other or the identity of their leadership"
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
cadre, cell - a small unit serving as part of or as the nucleus of a larger political movement
operational cell - a terrorist cell that performs clandestine activities
intelligence cell - a terrorist cell whose members are trained to perform reconnaissance and surveillance
auxiliary cell - a terrorist cell responsible for logistics; usually large and less compartmentalized than other terrorist cells
terrorist - a radical who employs terror as a political weapon; usually organizes with other terrorists in small cells; often uses religion as a cover for terrorist activities
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The Central Bureau of Judicial Investigation (BCIJ) has dismantled Thursday a terrorist cell of three members (2 men and 1 woman) that supported the terrorist organization of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the Interior Ministry said.
BIZERTE, (TAP) - Security units in Bizerte, last week-end, arrested a person aged 30 from Bizerte suspected of having links with the terrorist cell of Sousse, a local security source said.
He has also formed, alongside the second arrested and others, a subversive terrorist cell tasked with observing the international highway and movements of the Lebanese army and security convoys.
CAIRO, Sept 12 (KUNA) -- A court in Egypt has sentenced 12 to death by hanging after being convicted for making contact with and forming an ISIL-linked terrorist cell with the aim of overthrowing the government, delaying the constitution's implementation and targeting police and army personnel.
Tehran / NINA / The commander of the Iranian border guards said the border forces responded to a terrorist cell tried to sneak into Iran through its eastern border and killed a number of its members and captured three others.
Cairo, July 8 (BNA): Egypt's military spokesman Brigadier Mohammed Sameer said 13 members of a terrorist cell have been arrested in Khariza region in central Sinai after exchanging gunfire which resulted in killing two terrorists , according to the statement quoted by the Middle East News Agency (MENA) today.
In order to counter the insurgency across the country, Egypt's judiciary is currently trying a number of "terrorist cells", including the Al-Zawahiri terrorist cell, the "missiles cell", Ansar Al-Shari'a Brigades and members of Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis, now known as "State of Sinai".
The Bahrainis have been accused of operating an Iranian-backed terrorist cell, recruiting teenagers, conducting militia training and targeting ATM machines during August and September last year.
A three-member terrorist cell -- made up of a Lebanese, an Egyptian and a Syrian -- were planning to target the facility or kidnap hospital staff in a bid to swap them with Islamist prisoners, most of whom are members of ISIS-affiliated Ansar Bait al-Maqdis currently held in prisons in Egypt.
VATICAN CITY -- Italian police arrested at least nine people in what officials described as a terrorist cell that had planned, in 2010, to strike at the Vatican with a suicide bomber.
A suspected Malaysian man was arrested in Kuala Lumpur for reportedly running an ISIS terrorist cell in Australia.
Summary: The Moroccan police dismantled in the northern city of Fnideq a terrorist cell whose three members have pledged allegiance to the head of the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria, the Interior Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.