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state terrorism

  1. the form of TERRORISM used by some governments as part of their domestic and foreign policy. For example, in countries like the former Soviet Union, China and fascist Germany, state terror has taken the form of framed show trials, arbitrary arrests and detentions, bannings, massacres, torture and execution of members of political opposition groups.
  2. the financial or ‘moral’ support given by some states to international TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS.
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A BRITISH man has appeared in court accused of travelling to Syria to fight the Islamic State terror group with Kurdish militia.
If the national security strategy named among the key threats for the US terrorism and ISIL [former name of the Islamic State terror group, outlawed in Russia] and only then Russia and China, and also North Korea and Iran, the January national defense strategy already says that Russia and China are major world peace breakers and threats for US security," he noted.
They are employed by the government to wreak havoc and state terror in communities nationwide,' she added.
Both suspects were in contact with members of the Islamic State terror group (Daesh) in Syria and Iraq and were "determined" to carry out acts of violence.
Both had espoused the so-called Islamic State terror group and were planning attacks against French personnel in uniform, "Le Figaro" daily reoprted on its news service.
He accused the US of backing the so-called Islamic State terror group, and asked that if America invaded Afghanistan to fight terrorists, why had it 'played around' with them for so long.
A SCHOOLBOY plotted an Islamic State terror attack to coincide with a gig by Justin Bieber, a court heard.
The Chief Minister also vowed to make the state terror and corruption free.
The Islamic State terror group released a new video last week threatening new attacks against Tehran and calling on Iranians to rise up against their government.
2016: Former French president Francois Hollande pledged to fight the Islamic State terror group ''using all means possible'' after an attack on a church in Normandy which resulted in the murder of an 84-year-old priest.
Despite this relentless state terror, the Kashmiris remain undeterred and unbowed,' he mentioned.
AT least 12 people have been killed in air strikes on the Syrian city of Raqqa, the de facto capital of the Islamic State terror group, the state news agency and an opposition monitoring group said.

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