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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) and Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) attacked Diplomatic target (Nov. 10, 1980, France)

Incident Date: Nov. 10, 1980

Terrorist Organization(s): Armenian Secret Army for the Liberation of Armenia (ASALA) , Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK)

City: Strasbourg

Country/Area: France

Region: Western Europe

Target: Diplomatic

Tactic: Bombing

Suicide: No

Weapon: Explosives

Fatalities: 0

Injuries: 0

US Attack: No

US Fatalities: 0

US Injuries: 0

Attack Claimed: Yes

Coordinated: No

Description: FRANCE. The Turkish Consulate in Strasbourg, France was bombed causing significant material damage but no injuries. The Armenian Secret Liberation Army and the Turkish Kurdish Worker's Party claimed responsibility. In a telephone call to the Agence France-Presse office, a spokesman said the blast was a joint operation and marked the start of a "fruitful collaboration" between the two natonalist organizations.

Information Source: Chronology Data 1968-1997

Publication Date: 04/03/2001

Incident-data Provider: RAND Corporation

Further Reference
Patterns of Global Terrorism: 1986, U.S. Department of State
Patterns of International Terrorism: 1982, 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: 1990, 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 > Bombing
Knowledge Base Directory > Incidents > By Targets > Diplomatic
Knowledge Base Directory > Incidents > By Weapons > Explosives
Knowledge Base Directory > Incidents > Geographical Location > Western Europe > France
Knowledge Base Directory > Incidents > By Date > 1980s > 1980 > Nov. > Nov. 10

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TKB Data Status
Incident data: Last updated on Sept. 10, 2007
Indictment data: Last updated on July 1, 2007


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