State Terrorism

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(1) Terrorism carried out or sponsored by a government, which involves deliberate attacks on civilians, for the purpose of attaining a political or religious goal
(2) Acts of violence committed by an official state, military or sponsored by a sovereign government outside of the context of a declared war, which target civilians or show a disregard for civilian life in attacking targets—either people or facilities
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Arman asserted that the Sudanese people have been subject to government terrorism for the past 26 years and called it one of the most brutal regimes which is part of an international network of terrorism.
government terrorism insurance program extended through 2020
The meeting was of the view that people now believe that under the present government terrorism cannot be eliminated.
AMERICAN intelligence agencies added the mother of the Boston bombing suspects to a government terrorism database 18 months before the bombings, it has emerged.
Iraq's top Sunni official, Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi, is wanted on government terrorism charges that his supporters call trumped up and Barzani said Apr 25 were politically motivated.
As a result of Western states and media collusion with Israeli government terrorism, Israeli soldiers have arrested over 90 Palestinian children in one month.
While government terrorism against its own citizens is indeed important, the discussions to follow will focus on dissidents groups that may have achieved some successes, thus contradicting the broader generalization about dissident terrorism.
LONDON: Conservative shadow home secretary David Davis yesterday announced he would quit to fight the consequent by-election in his constituency on a platform of protest against government terrorism plans.
Richard Clarke's mention of the possible Ramzi Yousef-Terry Nichols tie is significant as perhaps the most public reference to the connection by a high-level government terrorism expert.
According to the OECD (2005b), there are government terrorism insurance programs in eight OECD countries: Australia, Austria, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
What is Washington's role in the government terrorism that was imposed in El Salvador and other Latin American countries?
Al-Hazmi had been added to a US government terrorism watch list just weeks earlier.
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