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Terrorist Groups. Terrorist Groups The organizational structure of a group determines its strengths and weaknesses.

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A general knowledge of the prevalent models of terrorist organizations leads to a better understanding of their capabilities. Knowledge of the different labels and systems of classification that have been applied to groups and individuals aid us in discarding useless or irrelevant terms, and in understanding the purposes and usefulness of different terminologies. In recent times, the popular image of a terrorist group operating according to a specific political agenda and motivated by ideology or the desire for ethnic or national liberation dominated our understanding of terrorism. While still true of some terrorist organizations, this image is no longer universally valid. There are two general categories of organization; hierarchical and networked. International Assessment and Strategy Center > Research > China Sows The Whirlwind: Implications of Hezbollah’s Iranian-Chinese Weapons.

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International Assessment and Strategy Center > Research > China Sows The Whirlwind: Implications of Hezbollah’s Iranian-Chinese Weapons

Published on July 26th, 2006 ARTICLES Israel has been surprised and dismayed in the last few weeks by the unexpectedly high quality of Hezbollah munitions, most notably rockets and missiles. Iran’s ability to produce thousands of shorter-range "Katyusha" size or slightly larger artillery-size rockets that its proxy Hezbollah has used to rain down on Israel since July 12, 2006 is largely owed to Russian and North Korean technology transfers, Chinese technologies are probably involved as well. Without a doubt, however, the July 14 near-catastrophic attack against the modern and stealthy Israeli corvette Hanit would not have been possible without the C-802//Noor anti-ship missile, the means to produce which were sold by China to Iran in the mid-1990s. Through Hezbollah, Iran has only unleashed a small taste of its Chinese-aided arsenal. A broad pattern Quite the opposite. C-802 Surprise Longer Range Cruise Missiles. Reliable Security Information.

Threat Matrix - By The Long War Journal. April 12, 2014 12:00 AMBy Lisa Lundquist A front page story in yesterday's New York Times features Syrian rebel commanders and coordinators complaining that weapons and other aid provided by the US are merely "buying time and giving people the illusion that there is aid when really there is not.

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" While the US has given the rebels over $260 million in "nonlethal support," the article contends, the aid has not significantly helped or even convinced them that the US wants them to win. Some caution on the US' part in arming the rebels is warranted, however. One of the rebel commanders depicted in the article is Bashar al Zoabi, head of the Yarmouk Brigade. Portrayed sympathetically (he is photographed at home with his young son, in the article's online version), Zoabi heads a militia that has fought alongside the Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda's affiliate in Syria, on several occasions.

In September, the Yarmouk Brigade teamed up with Al Nusrah again to conduct another joint operation.