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NCJ Number: 77540 Find in a Library
Title: International Network of Terrorist Movements (From Political Terrorism and Business - The Threat and Response, P 34-55, 1979, Yonah Alexander and Robert A Kilmarx, ed. - See NCJ-77538)
Author(s): Y Alexander; R A Kilmarx
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 20
Sponsoring Agency: Praeger Publishers
Westport, CT 06881
Sale Source: Praeger Publishers
88 Post Road West
Westport, CT 06881
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Areas of international cooperation among terrorist groups are identified and discussed.
Abstract: Multilateral and bilateral meetings among various terrorist groups and their supporters have strengthened informal and formal linkages that facilitate an accessible machinery for violence on the national, regional, and global levels. This network maintains a service industry in Europe that supplies terrorist needs from clandestine centers in Algeria, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, South Yemen, and Syria. Areas of collaboration include financial support, training, the supply of combat material, organizational support, attacks by proxy, coordinated attacks, and joint operations. The Palestinian movement has provided substantial assistance for various revolutionary organizations, with financial support from various Arab states, notably Libya. Movements outside the Middle East have also been financially generous with other terrorist groups. Argentine terrorist groups have been particularly active in sharing wealth gained from kidnapping ransoms. The majority of terrorist training camps are in the Middle East; thousands of Arab and foreign terrorists from some 15 countries have passed through these camps. Modern military weapons produced in communist countries and procured by various Arab countries have been dispersed to terrorist groups throughout the world. Organizational support, including communication and propaganda, the forging of documents, and provision of places of refuge, is another dimension of the international network of terrorist groups. Frequent attacks by proxy carried out by one terrorist group in advancing the cause of other underground movements and growing coordination in the planning and execution of attacks by terrorist groups are also aspects of international terrorist cooperation. Joint operations have also been on the increase since 1970. A total of 92 notes are listed.
Index Term(s): Arab terrorist groups; International cooperation; International terrorism; Libyan Arab Republic; Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO); Revolutionary or terrorist groups; Supporters of terrorism; Terrorist group cooperation; Terrorist tactics
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