Patterns of Global Terrorism 1993

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DIANE Publishing, 1994 - 73 pages
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Focuses on occurrences of global terrorism during 1993. Lists occurrences by continent and state and gives information on terrorist attacks. Appendices contain lists of significant terrorist incidents, background information on major terrorist groups, a statistical review and a map of terrorist incidents. Photos, charts and tables.

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Page 17 - Palestinian organizations, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PDFLP).
Page iv - the term terrorism means pre-meditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against non-combatant targets by sub-national groups or clandestine agents, usually intended to influence an audience...
Page 45 - Formed in late 1987 as an outgrowth of the Palestinian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood. Various HAMAS elements have used both political and violent means, including terrorism, to pursue the goal of establishing an Islamic Palestinian state in place of Israel.
Page 57 - ... it wanted to focus more on fighting and less on politics. Violently opposed to Arafat's PLO. Led by Ahmad Jabril, a former captain in the Syrian Army. Closely allied with, supported by, and probably directed by Syria.
Page 55 - Abbas-led faction is known for hang glider attacks against Israel. Abbas's group also was responsible for the attack in 1985 on the cruise ship Achille Lauro and the murder of US citizen Leon Klinghoffer. A warrant for Abu Abbas's arrest is outstanding in Italy.
Page iv - international terrorism' means terrorism involving citizens or the territory of more than one country." The State Department also specifies that "the term noncombatant is interpreted to include, in addition to civilians, military personnel who at the time of the incident are unarmed and/or not on duty....
Page 37 - Has demonstrated ability to operate over wide area, including the Middle East, Asia, and Europe. External Aid: Has received considerable support, including safehaven, training, logistic assistance, and financial aid from Iraq, Libya, and Syria (until 1987), in addition to close support for selected operations. ABU SAYYAF GROUP (ASG)* Description: Smallest and most radical of the Islamic separatist groups operating in the southern Philippines.
Page iv - terrorism" means premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant' ' targets by subnational groups or clandestine agents, usually intended to influence an audience. • The term "international terrorism" means terrorism involving citizens or the territory of more than one country. • The term "terrorist group" means any group practicing, or that has significant subgroups that practice, international terrorism.
Page 2 - ... activity was first felt in Cabinda in 1961, when guerrilla units began to attack Portuguese installations from neighboring independent states. Guerrilla movements involved in the Angola civil war were agreed on Cabinda's remaining part of independent Angola, but on Aug. 1, 1975, Luis Ranque Franque, head of the Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda (FLEC), based in Kinshasa, Zaire, declared the territory to be independent.
Page 47 - ... the US Embassy in Kuala Lumpur. In April 1988, JRA operative Yu Kikumura was arrested with explosives on the New Jersey Turnpike, apparently planning an attack to coincide with the bombing of a USO club in Naples and a suspected JRA operation that killed five, including a US servicewoman.

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