terrorist organization

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Noun1.terrorist organization - a political movement that uses terror as a weapon to achieve its goals
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
political movement - a group of people working together to achieve a political goal
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Idleb, SANA- New evidence exposing the strong link between the Turkish regime led by Recep Tayyip Erdogan and terrorist organizations and the continued support it provides to them has come up to the surface as the so-called "National Front for Liberation" terrorist organization has admitted that the Turkish regime has always and is still providing logistic, military and intelligence support to it.
The Anatolia news agency quoted a ministry statement as saying that the Turkish air force had destroyed targets of the terrorist organization PKK in northern Iraq in recent hours.
[09/April/2019] SANAA, April 9 (Saba) - Iranian President Hassan Rohani described the Revolutionary Guards as the protector of the Islamic Republic, a day after the United States designated the Guards a foreign terrorist organization. "The Guard sacrificed its life to protect our people and our Islamic revolution in 1979," Rohani said in a direct speech broadcast on Iranian television.
Turkey welcomes New Zealand's decision to list the PKK as a terrorist organization, Trend reports referring to a statement of Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The National Security Committee said today it had foiled the activities of the "sleeping" cell of the international terrorist organization on October 25.
The United States has designated the Islamic State (IS)-linked Maute group as a foreign terrorist organization.
The measures taken after the July 15 coup attempt were necessary to safeguard the democratic order against FETO, a very sinister and dangerous terrorist structure, which was already recognized as a terrorist organization by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA).
"I have never met any member of any terrorist organization and I travelled to Thailand on tourist visa.
779 which directed the Office of the Prosecutor General (OPG) "to file the necessary application or petition organization with the appropriate court for the proscription or declaration of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army as a terrorist organization pursuant to Republic Act (RA) 9372, otherwise known as the 'Human Security Act of 2007'."
'It is not automatic that just because the executive has classified the group as a terrorist organization, it will be considered a terrorist organization under the domestic law and under relevant security council resolutions,' he said.
The suspect published posts and pictures on social networks glorifying terrorism and the terrorist organization "Daesh" and encouraging terrorism, the ministry added.