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Japanese Red Army

Definition/Scope: An international terrorist group formed around 1970 after breaking away from Japanese Communist League-Red Army Faction. Led by Fusako Shigenobu, believed to be in Syrian-garrisoned area of Lebanon's Bekaa Valley. Stated goals are to overthrow Japanese Government and monarchy and help foment world revolution. Organization unclear but may control or at least have ties to Anti-Imperialist International Brigade (AIIB). Also may have links to Antiwar Democratic Front, an overt leftist political orga



Used For:

AIIB
Anti-Imperialist International Brigade
Anti-War Democratic Front
Holy War Brigade
Nihon Sekigun
Nippon Sekigun

Acronym:

JRA

Broader Terms:

foreign terrorist organization


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