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November Today in Terrorism

November 16, 1992: Assassination of head of Sri Lankan navy

The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam assassinated the head of the Sri Lankan navy and his Flag Lieutenant in November 1992.

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November 4, 1995: Assassination of Israeli PM Yitzhak Rabin

The November 1995 assassination of Israeli PM Rabin by a Jewish extremist is a good reminder that terrorism knows no religious bounds.

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October Today in Terrorism

October 17, 2001: Assassination of Israeli minister

The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine assassinated the Israeli Tourism Minister at a hotel in Jerusalem in October 2001.

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September Today in Terrorism

September 9, 2001: Killing of Ahmad Shah Massoud in Afghanistan

Al Qaeda killed Afghan Northern Alliance leader Ahmad Shah Massoud on September 9, 2001 in what was seen as a harbinger of 9/11.

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September 5, 1975: Manson family member fails at assassination attempt on US President Ford

On this day in 1975, a member of the Manson family tried to assassinate US President Gerald Ford for his failure to protect the environment.

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Canada must send a strong message to Saudi Arabia

No country can fail to respond to foreign states who send ‘hit squads’ to kill dissidents. With this in mind, what must the Trudeau government do?

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Assassination attempt of French king in Paris (July 28, 1835)

A former thief sought to get revenge on society by assassinating French King Louis Philippe in Paris in 1835 with the use of an IED.

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ISIS terrorists burn alive an entire family in public for trying to escape (May 11, 2016)

ISIS terrorists are known for all kinds of atrocities in Iraq and Syria but how much lower can you get than burning a family with children alive?

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Assassination of Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn (May 6, 2002)

Anti-immigrant Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn was assassinated by a left-wing activist who did not like his political views.

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May 1, 1995 | Assassination of Sri Lankan President

On this day in 1995, The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) assassinated Sri Lankaa President Premadasa during a May Day event and killed 17 others.