Added to the Threat Section
of the SWJ Reference Library
- Terrorist Groups Thesaurus / Open Source Guide
. Communications Security Establishment, Target Analysis Centre (TAC) - OSINT Support guide, February 2006.
All entities in this thesaurus/open source resource guide have been designated as terrorist organizations by one or more of the following organizations: The US State Department, US Terrorist Exclusion List, UK Prescribed Group, Canada Specified Group, and the EU Specified Group. Certain groups may not be government designated but are deemed insurgent groups. Not all groups are currently active.
The purpose of this document is to provide the analyst with a research tool that amalgamates all the different lists of terrorist groups’ official names, un-official names, and aliases into one document. The thesaurus component contains listings of preferred groups and non-preferred groups cross-referenced to the preferred groups. If there is a “mother-tongue” name equivalent to the group, it will be included in parenthesis. The terrorist group’s national area of operation and concentration is also indicated.