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Patterns of Global Terrorism 1999

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Annual rept.

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This report is submitted in compliance with Title 22 of the United States Code, Section 2656fa, which requires the Department of State to provide Congress a full and complete annual report on terrorism for those countries and groups meeting the criteria of Section a1 and 2 of the Act. As required by legislation, the report includes detailed assessments of foreign countries where significant terrorist acts occurred and countries about which Congress was notified during the preceding 5 years pursuant to Section 6j of the Export Administration Act of 1979 the so-called terrorist list countries that repeatedly have provided state support for international terrorism. In addition, the report includes all relevant information about the previous years activities of individuals, terrorist organizations, or umbrella groups known to be responsible for the kidnapping or death of any U.S. citizen during the preceding 5 years, and groups known to be financed by state sponsors of terrorism. In 1996, Congress amended the reporting requirements contained in the above-referenced law. The amended law requires the Department of State to report on the extent to which other countries cooperate with the United States in apprehending, convicting, and punishing terrorists responsible for attacking U.S. citizens or interests. The law also requires that this report describe the extent to which foreign governments are cooperating, or have cooperated during the previous 5 years, in preventing future acts of terrorism. As permitted in the amended legislation, the Department is submitting such information to Congress in a classified annex to this unclassified report.

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  • Administration and Management
  • Government and Political Science
  • Unconventional Warfare

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