Armenian Secret Army for the Liberation of Armenia


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Noun1.Armenian Secret Army for the Liberation of Armenia - a 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; wants Turkey to pay reparations and cede territory to Armenia; "ASALA bombing at Orly Airport in Paris in 1983 killed 8 and wounded 55 people"
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
Armenia, Hayastan, Republic of Armenia - a landlocked republic in southwestern Asia; formerly an Asian soviet; modern Armenia is but a fragment of ancient Armenia which was one of the world's oldest civilizations; throughout 2500 years the Armenian people have been invaded and oppressed by their neighbors
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Armenian leaders should at least offer their condolences to the families of 46 people, many of whom were Turkish diplomats, killed by the Armenian terrorist organization the Armenian Secret Army for the Liberation of Armenia (ASALA), active in the 1980s and early 1990s.
The Armenian Secret Army for the Liberation of Armenia (ASALA) killed dozens of Turkish diplomats, but no-one referred to its acts as "Christian" terrorism.
Atilla Altykat, who was assassinated in 1982 by the Armenian Secret Army for the Liberation of Armenia (ASALA) in Ottawa, will be erected on the spot where he was killed, according to the report.

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