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Armenian Secret Army for the Liberation of Armenia (ASALA)

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First Attack:
Jan. 20, 1975
Strength:
Group is inactive
Classification:
Communist/Socialist, Nationalist/Separatist
Last Attack:
June 20, 1997
Financial Sources:
Unknown

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Agopyan, Agop
Melkonian, Monte
Tarakciyan, Agop
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Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) • Rival and Ally
New Armenian Resistance (NAR) • Ally (Suspected)
Ninth of June Organization • Splinter Group
Orly Organization • Shared Members
September-France • Suspected Alias/Ally
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Designated:
No
Watched:
No
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US Terrorist Exclusion List Designee: No
UK Proscribed Group: No
Australia Specified Group: No
Canada Specified Group: No
EU Specified Group: No
Russia Specified Group: No
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The US State Department has designated groups into three different classifications. Click on one of the following to learn more about each group and to access their group profiles.

Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTOs)

Terrorist Exclusion List (TEL)

Other Terrorist Organizations (OTO)


Armenian Secret Army for the Liberation of Armenia (ASALA) attacked Diplomatic target (Dec. 19, 1991, Hungary)

Incident Date: Dec. 19, 1991

Terrorist Organization(s): Armenian Secret Army for the Liberation of Armenia (ASALA)

Country/Area: Hungary

Region: Eastern Europe

Target: Diplomatic

Tactic: Assassination

Suicide: No

Weapon: Firearms

Fatalities: 0

Injuries: 0

US Attack: No

US Fatalities: 0

US Injuries: 0

Attack Claimed: Yes

Coordinated: No

Description: HUNGARY. A gunman attacked the bullet-proof limousine carrying the Turkish Ambassador to Budapest. The ambassador was not injured in the attack, which was claimed by ASALA in Paris. The attack was the first attack against a Turkish diplomat in six years by the radical Armenian group.

Information Source: Chronology Data 1968-1997

Publication Date: 04/03/2001

Incident-data Provider: RAND Corporation

Further Reference
Patterns of International Terrorism: 1982, U.S. Department of State
Patterns of Global Terrorism: 1986, U.S. Department of State
"Monte Melkonian : Armenian revolutionary leader / Joseph E. Vorbach.," Joseph E. Vorbach, 1994., Frank Cass & Co., (London, England )
Patterns of Global Terrorism: 1984, U.S. Department of State
Patterns of Global Terrorism: 1991, U.S. Department of State

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Related Categories
Knowledge Base Directory > Incidents > By Injuries > 0
Knowledge Base Directory > Incidents > By Fatalities > 0
Knowledge Base Directory > Incidents > By Tactics > Assassination
Knowledge Base Directory > Incidents > By Date > 1990s > 1991 > Dec. > Dec. 19
Knowledge Base Directory > Incidents > By Targets > Diplomatic
Knowledge Base Directory > Incidents > By Weapons > Firearms
Knowledge Base Directory > Incidents > Geographical Location > Eastern Europe > Hungary
Knowledge Base Directory > Incidents

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TKB Data Status
Incident data: Last updated on May 17, 2007
Indictment data: Last updated on July 1, 2007


  Data is subject to revision as events and additional information warrant.
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