The Most Dangerous Terrorist Organizations: Al-Nusra Front

               Jabhat al-Nusra (AN) is a militant Sunni Islamic terrorist group in Syria affiliated with Al-Qaeda.  Similar to other groups mentioned, the goal is to implement Sharia law.  The have been heavily involved in the Syrian Civil War and fighting against Assad’s government. AN is not popular with the citizens of Syria; however, they have been trying to win their favor by trying to avoid civilian casualties and reportedly supplying civilian aid in some areas 3.

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The Most Dangerous Terrorist Organizations: TTP

                 TTP, otherwise known as the Pakistani Taliban, is a fundamentalist Sunni Islam jihadist terrorist organization.  They are separate from but affiliated with the Afghan Taliban 4.  TTP is composed of various militant groups residing in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Karachi, and several smaller cities. Unlike the previously mentioned terrorist groups, the TTP is composed of much smaller groups each with their different leaders.  TTP is considered a Fundamentalist Sunni Islam group.  They seek to implement Sharia law in Pakistan.

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The Most Dangerous Terrorist Organizations: AQAP

AQAP is an offshoot of Al-Qaeda Core and is a very active Al-Qaeda affiliate with bases primarily in Saudi Arabia and Yemen.  AQAP has been designated as a Foreign Terrorist Organization by the U.S. and is considered one of the most likely jihadist groups to directly attack the United States 5.  They have attempted to the assault the U.S. homeland on three occasions including Northwest Airlines on Christmas 2009, shipping explosive packages to Jewish businesses in 2010, and a bomb plot in 2012.  

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