splinter group


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splinter group

a number of members of an organization, political party, etc., who split from the main body and form an independent association, usually as the result of dissension
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Frank Lyford, front, and members of the SpLinter Group.
The al-Qaeda splinter group let the gang members know the type and number of vehicles they want.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) -- a splinter group of Al Qaeda -- was to blame for the two powerful explosions on Wednesday morning that destroyed the shrine.
Riyaz informed Yasin that Bada Sajid, who fled from the Batla House encounter site in 2008 in Delhi, was fighting on the Afghanistan- Pakistan border and was the main person of the splinter group.
For his part, Basilan Representative Jim Hataman-Salliman asked the members of the splinter group "to give the negotiations a chance," noting the decades-long insurgency problem in Mindanao has stunted its economic growth.
Former senior AUM member Fumihiro Joyu, who once served as AUM's spokesman, launched the splinter group Hikari no Wa in 2007.
The Justice Ministry's Public Security Intelligence Agency on Friday inspected locations linked with a splinter group of the AUM Shinrikyo cult, Hikari no Wa (Circle of Rainbow Light).
In 1987 Three Stars merged with a PLOTE splinter group led by Jotheeswaran (alias Kannan) and an EPRLF splinter group led by Douglas Devananda to form the Eelam National Democratic Liberation Front.
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The republican splinter group were responsible for some of the most infamous attacks of the Troubles, including the killing of Conservative MP Airey Neave outside the House of Commons in 1979.
By Mabior Philip Mach June 22, 2009- The new splinter group of Sudan People's Liberation Movement- the SPLM for democratic change (SPLN-DC) - that has recently been formed has actually enough rights to exist as a party.
The Gujarat police claimed yesterday that the bomb blasts in several Indian cities have been "nearly" solved with the arrest of 10 hard-core activists of the splinter group of the banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI).