Terrorism Timeline

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70 C.E. Zealots and Sicarii
Jewish militants in Judea assassinated leaders of the Roman Empire and sympathizers.
1000 C.E. "ASSASSINS"
Muslim Shia sect in Persia stabbed opposing political and religious leaders.
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1870s - 1910s ANARCHISTS
Rooted in the anticzarist movement in Russia, linked to assassinations in several other nations (right an artist's impression of the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand in 1914).
1920 - 1960 NATIONALISTS
Algerian, Basque, Bosnian, Cypriot, Irish, Kenyan, Serbian, and other groups attack government and civilian targets.
1960s PALESTINIAN LIBERATION ORGANIZATION
Various attacks aimed at Israel.
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1972 MUNICH MASSACRE
Eight Palestinians calling themselves Black September broke into the Summer Olympics dormitory, killing 11 Israelis and a local policeman. Five of the eight died onsite; other suspects were tracked down by Israeli agents and killed.
1980s HEZBOLLAH, HAMAS, AND OTHER MUSLIM JIHADIST GROUPS
Bombings and attacks in Israel, Lebanon, Kuwait, and other nations, targeting Israel and supporters.
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1987 - 2009 LIBERATION TIGERS OF TAMIL EELAM
Set the modern record for suicide attacks (several hundred) in a failed war against the government of Sri Lanka.
1995 TIMOTHY MCVEIGH
U.S. antigovernment loner killed 168 people by bombing a federal building in Oklahoma City.
2001 AL QAEDA
Muslim jihadists piloted four aircraft in dramatic suicide attacks on U.S. cities.
2008 LASHKAR-E-TAIBA
Pakistani-based terrorists strike in central Mumbai, India, killing 164 people.
2012 MOHAMED MERAH
Muslim jihadist with ties to al-Qaida accused of killing seven people in Toulouse, France.
CREDIT (TOP TO BOTTOM): THE YORCK PROJECT/ DISTRIBUTED BY DIRECTMEDIA PUBLISHING GMBH; AP; KURT STRUMPF/AP PHOTO; U.S. NAVY PHOTO BY PHOTOGRAPHER'S MATE 2ND CLASS JIM WATSON