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Designation of 39 “Terrorist Organizations” Under the “PATRIOT USA Act”

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Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism, Department of State.



Pursuant to Section 411(a)(1)(G) of the Uniting and Strengthening America by providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001, Pub. L. No. 107-56, 115 Stat. 272 (“USA PATRIOT Act”), the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Attorney General, hereby designates each group listed in the Appendix to this notice as a “terrorist organization.” This designation is effective upon publication.

Section 411(a)(1)(G) of the USA PATRIOT Act requires the Secretary of State to find that a group has engaged in terrorism-related activities before designating it as a “terrorist organization.” This statutory requirement has been satisfied because classified and/or unclassified information available to the Secretary of State contains findings that the named groups have committed, or have provided material support to further, terrorist acts.

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Dated: December 5, 2001.

Mark Wong,

Acting Coordinator for Counterterrorism, Department of State.

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—Al-Ittihad al-Islami (AIAI)

—Al-Wafa al-Igatha al-Islamia

—Asbat al-Ansar

—Darkazanli Company

—Salafist Group for Call and Combat (GSPC)

—Islamic Army of Aden

—Libyan Islamic Fighting Group

—Makhtab al-Khidmat

—Al-Hamati Sweets Bakeries

—Al-Nur Honey Center

—Al-Rashid Trust

—Al-Shifa Honey Press for Industry and Commerce


—Jamiat al-Ta'awun al-Islamiyya

—Alex Boncayao Brigade (ABB)

—Army for the Liberation of Rwanda (ALIR)—AKA: Interahamwe,Former Armed Forces (EX-FAR)

—First of October Antifascist Resistance Group (GRAPO)—AKA: Grupo de Resistencia Anti-Fascista Premero De Octubre

—Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (LT)—AKA: Army of the Righteous

—Continuity Irish Republican Army (CIRA)—AKA: Continuity Army Council

—Orange Volunteers (OV)

—Red Hand Defenders (RHD)

—New People's Army (NPA)

—People Against Gangsterism and Drugs (PAGAD)

—Revolutionary United Front (RUF)



—Black Star

—Anarchist Faction for Overthrow

—Red Brigades-Combatant Communist Party (BR-PCC)

—Revolutionary Proletarian Nucleus

—Turkish Hizballah

—Jerusalem Warriors

—Islamic Renewal and Reform Organization

—The Pentagon Gang

—Japanese Red Army (JRA)

—Jamiat ul-Mujahideen (JUM)

—Harakat ul Jihad i Islami (HUJI)

—The Allied Democratic Forces (ADF)

—The Lord's Resistance Army (LRA)

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[FR Doc. 01-30576 Filed 12-6-01; 12:55 pm]