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Over the years there have been thousands of terrorist organizations. In the 21st Century the most prominent of the terrorist groups or organizations has been Al Qaeda. However, there are numerous lesser known groups and organizations that currently are active. This page will provide a short description of a terrorist organization and provide information on some of the larger and more active terrorist groups.

Definition of a Terrorist Organization. There is a legal basis for declaring an organization as a terrorist organization. It is found in 8 USC Code 1189. You can read more on this at this link found on at Legal Information Institute of Cornell University of Law School.

Al Qaeda

Al Qaeda or in Arabic "The Base" has been one of the most dangerous and prevalent terrorist organizations in history. This organization is responsible for numerous terrorist acts to include attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. In addition, it operates throughout the world uniting many regional terrorist organizations in a common cause and goal. Of late, Al Qaeda has become a decentralized organizations with many affiliates around the globe. See a listing of news articles about Al Qaeda.

Websites with Information About Terrorist Organizations

List of Designated Terrorist Organizations. WikipediA.

Foreign Terrorist Organizations. U.S. Department of State.

Global Terrorist Organizations. World Statesmen.org.

Liberation Movements, Terrorist Organizations, Substance Cartels, and Other Para-State Entities. The Federation of American Scientists (FAS) very smoothly lumps terrorist groups in with other organizations of  lesser threat and and higher moral standing. (No surprise there).

Periodic Table of Terrorist Groups. Navanti.

Listing of Terrorist Organisations. Australian National Security.
www.nationalsecurity.gov.au/agd/www/nationalsecurity.nsf/AllDocs/95FB05 . . .

India - Terrorist, insurgent, and extremist groups. South Asia Terrorism Portal.

Proscribed Terror Groups or Organisations - Policy Paper. GOV.UK.

Active Global Terrorist Organizations. Google Maps.
https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&t . . .

Active Global Terrorist Organizations.  CI Centre.

Terrorist Groups and Related Issues: Criminal Justice Resources. Michigan State University.

Terrorist Organizations. DMOZ - Open Directory Project.

Dissident Republican Terrorist Groups of Northern Ireland. Security Service MI5.




News Articles about Al Qaeda

July 22, 2013. "Al Qaeda growing, but less focused on US, study finds". The Christian Science Monitor. A RAND study finds that Al Qaeda affiliates have expanded but the organization is more decentralized.














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