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GVPT 408: Counterterrorism: Welcome

Prof. Judith Vandegriff

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Terrorist Groups

Foreign Terrorist Organizations
as of 27 December 2011

Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTOs) are foreign organizations that are designated by the Secretary of State in accordance with section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), as amended. FTO designations play a critical role in our fight against terrorism and are an effective means of curtailing support for terrorist activities and pressuring groups to get out of the terrorism business.

Current List of Designated Foreign Terrorist Organizations
  1. Abu Nidal Organization (ANO)
  2. Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG)
  3. Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade (AAMS)
  4. Al-Shabaab
  5. Ansar al-Islam (AAI)
  6. Army of Islam (AOI)
  7. Asbat al-Ansar
  8. Aum Shinrikyo (AUM)
  9. Basque Fatherland and Liberty (ETA)
  10. Communist Party of the Philippines/New People's Army (CPP/NPA)
  11. Continuity Irish Republican Army (CIRA)
  12. Gama’a al-Islamiyya (Islamic Group)
  13. HAMAS (Islamic Resistance Movement)
  14. Harakat ul-Jihad-i-Islami (HUJI)
  15. Harakat ul-Jihad-i-Islami/Bangladesh (HUJI-B)
  16. Harakat ul-Mujahidin (HUM)
  17. Hizballah (Party of God)
  18. Islamic Jihad Group
  19. Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU)
  20. Jaish-e-Mohammed (JEM) (Army of Mohammed)
  21. Jemaah Islamiya organization (JI)
  22. Kahane Chai (Kach)
  23. Kata'ib Hizballah (KH)
  24. Kongra-Gel (KGK, formerly Kurdistan Workers' Party, PKK, KADEK)
  25. Lashkar-e Tayyiba (LT) (Army of the Righteous)
  26. Lashkar-e-Jhangvi
  27. Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)
  28. Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG)
  29. Moroccan Islamic Combatant Group (GICM)
  30. Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MEK)
  31. National Liberation Army (ELN)
  32. Palestine Liberation Front (PLF)
  33. Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
  34. Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)
  35. PFLP-General Command (PFLP-GC)
  36. Al-Qa’ida (AQ)
  37. Al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP)
  38. Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM)
  39. Real IRA (RIRA)
  40. Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC)
  41. Revolutionary Organization 17 November
  42. Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party/Front (DHKP/C)
  43. Revolutionary Struggle (RS)
  44. Shining Path (Sendero Luminoso, SL)
  45. Tanzim Qa'idat al-Jihad fi Bilad al-Rafidayn (QJBR) (al-Qaida in Iraq) (formerly Jama'at al-Tawhid wa'al-Jihad, JTJ, al-Zarqawi Network)
  46. Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP)
  47. United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC)

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