List of designated terrorist groups

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Several national governments and two international organizations have created lists of organizations that they designate as terrorist. The following list of designated terrorist groups lists groups designated as terrorist by current and former national governments, and inter-governmental organizations. Such designations have often had a significant effect on the groups' activities. Many organizations that have been designated as terrorist have denied using terrorism as a military tactic to achieve their goals, and there is no international consensus on the legal definition of terrorism.[1][2] Some organisations have multiple parts or components, one or more of which may be designated as terrorist while others are not.

This listing does not include unaffiliated individuals accused of terrorism, which is considered lone wolf terrorism. This list also excludes groups which might be widely considered terrorist, but who are not officially so designated according to the criteria specified above.

Organizations currently officially designated as terrorist organizations by various governments[edit]

Organization Designators
Organizations listed by the United Nations Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 1267 (1999) 1989 (2011) and 2253 (2015) concerning Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Da'esh), Al-Qaeda and associated individuals, groups, undertakings and entities[3]
Abdullah Azzam Brigades  United Nations,[4]  Argentina,[5]  Bahrain,[6]  Canada,[7]  Iraq,[8]  Japan,[9]  New Zealand,[10]  United Arab Emirates,[11][12][13]  United Kingdom,[14]  United States[15]
Abu Sayyaf  United Nations,[4]  Argentina,[5]  Australia,[16]  Bahrain,[6]  Canada,[7]  Japan,[9][17]  Malaysia,[18]  New Zealand,[10]  Philippines,[19]  United Arab Emirates,[11][12][13]  United Kingdom,[14]  United States[15]
Aden-Abyan Islamic Army  United Nations,[20]  Argentina,[5]  Bahrain,[6]  Japan,[9]  New Zealand,[10]  United Kingdom[14]
Al-Itihaad al-Islamiya  United Nations,[4]  Argentina,[5]  Japan,[9]  New Zealand,[10]  United Kingdom[14]
Al-Mourabitoun[A]  United Nations,[4]  Argentina,[5]  Australia,[16]  Bahrain,[6]  Canada,[7]  Iraq,[22][8]  Japan,[9]  New Zealand,[10]  United Arab Emirates,[11][12][13]  United Kingdom,[14]  United States[21]
Al-Nusra Front[B]  United Nations,[25]  Argentina,[5]  Australia,[16]  Bahrain,[6]  Canada,[7]  Iran,[26]  Iraq,[27][28]  Japan,[9]  Kazakhstan,[29]  Kuwait,[30]  Kyrgyzstan[31]  Lebanon,[32]  Malaysia,[18]  New Zealand,[10]  Syria,[33][34]  Russia,[35]  Saudi Arabia,[36]  Tajikistan,[37]  Turkey,[38][39]  United Arab Emirates,[11][12][13]  United Kingdom,[14]  United States[40]
al-Qaeda  United Nations,[41]  European Union,[42]  Argentina,[5]  Australia,[16]  Bahrain,[6]  Brazil,[43]  Canada,[7]  China,[44]  India,[45]  Indonesia,[46]  Iran,[47]  Ireland,[48]  Israel,[49][50]  Japan,[51][52][9]  Kazakhstan,[29]  Kyrgyzstan,[31]  Malaysia,[18]  New Zealand,[10]  Pakistan,[53]  Paraguay,[54]  Russia,[35]  Saudi Arabia,[55]  Tajikistan,[37]  Turkey,[56]  United Arab Emirates,[11][12][13]  United Kingdom,[14]  United States[15]
al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula  United Nations,[4]  Argentina,[5]  Australia,[16]  Bahrain,[6]  Canada,[7]  Japan,[9]  Malaysia,[18]  New Zealand,[10]  Saudi Arabia,[57]  United Arab Emirates,[11][12][13]  United States[15]
al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb  United Nations,[4]  Argentina,[5]  Australia,[16]  Bahrain,[6]  Canada,[7]  Japan,[9]  Malaysia,[18]  New Zealand,[10]  Russia,[35]  United Arab Emirates,[11][12][13]  United States[15]
Ansar al-Sharia (Libya)[C]  United Nations,[4]  Argentina,[5]  Bahrain,[6]  Iraq,[8]  Japan,[9]  New Zealand,[10]  Turkey,[59]  United Arab Emirates,[11][12][13]  United Kingdom,[14]  United States[15]
Ansar al-Sharia in Tunisia  United Nations,[4]  Argentina,[5]  Bahrain,[6]  Iraq,[8]  Japan,[9]  New Zealand,[10]  Tunisia,[60]  United Arab Emirates,[11][12][13]  United Kingdom,[14]  United States[15]
Ansar al-Islam  United Nations,[4]  Argentina,[5]  Australia,[16]  Bahrain,[6]  Canada,[7]  Japan,[9]  New Zealand,[10]  United Arab Emirates,[11][12][13]  United Kingdom,[14]  United States[15]
Ansar Dine  United Nations,[4]  Argentina,[5]  Bahrain,[6]  Iraq,[61]  Japan,[9]  New Zealand,[10]  United Arab Emirates,[11][12][13]  United States,[15]  Canada[62]
Ansaru  United Nations,[4]  Bahrain,[6]  Iraq,[22][8]  Japan,[9]  New Zealand,[10]  United Kingdom,[14]  United States[15]
Armed Islamic Group of Algeria  United Nations,[4]  Argentina,[5]  Bahrain,[6]  Canada,[7]  Japan,[9]  New Zealand,[10]  United Kingdom,[14]
League of Partisans  United Nations,[4]  Argentina,[5]  Bahrain,[6]  Canada,[7]  Japan,[9]  Kazakhstan,[29]  New Zealand,[10]  Russia,[35]  United Arab Emirates,[11][12][13]  United Kingdom,[14]  United States[15]
Boko Haram  United Nations,[4]  Australia,[16]  Bahrain,[6]  Canada,[7]  Iraq,[22][8]  Japan,[9]  Malaysia,[18]  New Zealand,[10]  Turkey,[11][12][13]  United Arab Emirates,[63]  United Kingdom,[14]  United States[15]
Caucasus Emirate  United Nations,[64]  Argentina,[5]  Bahrain,[6]  Canada,[7]  Japan,[9]  New Zealand,[10]  Russia,[35]  United Arab Emirates,[11][12][13]  United Kingdom,[14]  United States[65]
Egyptian Islamic Jihad[D]  United Nations,[4]  Argentina,[5]  Bahrain,[6]  Canada,[7]  Japan,[9]  New Zealand,[10]  Russia,[35]  United Kingdom[14]
Haqqani network  United Nations,[4]  Argentina,[5]  Canada,[7]  Japan,[9]  New Zealand,[10]  United Arab Emirates,[11][12][13]  United Kingdom,[14]  United States[15]
Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami  United Nations,[4]  Argentina,[5]  Bahrain,[6]  Japan,[9]  New Zealand,[10]  United Kingdom,[14]  United States[15]
Harkat-ul-Mujahideen  United Nations,[4]  Bahrain,[6]  Canada,[7]  Japan,[9]  New Zealand,[10]  India,[45]  United Kingdom,[14]  United States[15]
Harakat Sham al-Islam  United Nations,[4]  Argentina,[5]  Bahrain,[6]  Japan,[9]  New Zealand,[10]  United States,[66][23]  Morocco[67]
Jamiat ul-Ansar[E]  United Nations,[4]  Australia,[16]  Canada,[68]  New Zealand,[10]  India,[45]  Pakistan[53]
Hayat Tahrir al-Sham[F]  United Nations,[4]  Argentina,[5]  Syria[citation needed]  New Zealand,[10]  Russia,[35]  Turkey,[69]  United Kingdom,[14]  United States,[23]  Morocco[70]
Islamic Jihad Union  United Nations,[4]  Argentina,[5]  China,[71]  Kyrgyzstan[31]  New Zealand,[10]  Pakistan,[72]  United Kingdom,[14]  United States[15]
Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan  United Nations,[4]  Argentina,[5]  Australia,[16]  Bahrain,[6]  Canada,[7]  China,[71]  Japan,[9]  Kazakhstan,[29]  Kyrgyzstan[31]  New Zealand,[10]  Pakistan,[72]  Russia,[35]  Tajikistan,[37]  United Arab Emirates,[11][12][13]  United Kingdom,[14]  United States[15]
ISIL Caliphate Seal.svg Islamic State in the Greater Sahara  United Nations,[4]  Argentina,[5]  Canada,[62]  Iraq,[73]  Japan,[9]  New Zealand,[10]  United States[15]
ISIL Caliphate Seal.svg Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant  United Nations,[25]  European Union,[74]  Argentina,[5]  Australia,[16]  Azerbaijan,[75]  Bahrain,[6]  Canada,[7]  China,[76]  Egypt,[77]  India,[45]  Indonesia,[78] Iraq,[79][80][81]  Iran,[82]  Israel,[83]  Japan,[9]  Jordan,[84]  Kazakhstan,[29]  Kuwait,[30]  Kyrgyzstan[31]  Lebanon,[32][85]  Malaysia,[18]  New Zealand,[10]  Pakistan,[72]  Paraguay,[54]  Syria,[citation needed]  Russia,[35]  Saudi Arabia,[36]  Tajikistan,[37]  Turkey,[86][87]  United Arab Emirates,[11][12][13]  United Kingdom,[14]  United States[15]
ISIL Caliphate Seal.svg Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant – Khorasan Province  United Nations,[4]  Afghanistan,[88]  Argentina,[5]  Australia,[89]  Canada,[7]  Iraq,[90]  Japan,[9]  New Zealand,[10]  India,[45]  United States[15]
ISIL Caliphate Seal.svg Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant – Libya Province  United Nations,[4]  Australia,[16]  Iraq,[91]  Japan,[9]  United States[15]
ISIL Caliphate Seal.svg Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant – Yemen Province  United Nations,[4]  Iraq,[91]  Japan,[9]  United States[92]
ISIL Caliphate Seal.svg Islamic State's West Africa Province  United Nations,[4]  Japan,[9]  United States[15]
Jaish-e-Mohammed  United Nations,[4]  Australia,[16]  Bahrain,[6]  Canada,[7]  India,[45]  Japan,[9]  New Zealand,[10]  Pakistan,[53]  United Arab Emirates,[11][12][13]  United Kingdom,[14]  United States[15]
Jaish al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar  United Nations,[4]  Bahrain,[6]  Canada,[7]  Japan,[9]  New Zealand,[10]  United States[66]
Jamaah Ansharut Daulah  United Nations,[4]  Indonesia,[78]  Japan,[9]
Jamaah Ansharut Tauhid  United Nations,[4]  Bahrain,[6]  Indonesia,[93]  Japan,[9]  Malaysia,[18]  New Zealand,[10]  United States[15]
Jama'at Nasr al-Islam wal Muslimin[G]  United Nations,[4]  Canada,[7]  Iraq,[94]  New Zealand,[10]  United Kingdom,[14]  United States[15]
Jamaat-ul-Ahrar  United Nations,[4]  Argentina,[5]  Japan,[9]  New Zealand,[10]  Pakistan,[72]  United Kingdom,[14]  United States[95]
Jemaah Islamiyah  United Nations,[4]  Argentina,[5]  Australia,[16]  Bahrain,[6]  Canada,[7] Indonesia,[93] Japan,[96][9][17]  Malaysia,[18]  New Zealand,[10]  United Kingdom,[14]  United States[15]
Jund al-Aqsa  United Nations,[4]  Argentina,[5]  Japan,[9]  Malaysia,[18]  New Zealand,[10]  Saudi Arabia,[97]  United Kingdom,[14]  United States[98]
Jund al-Khilafah  United Nations,[4]  Argentina,[5]  Bahrain,[6]  Japan,[9]  Kazakhstan,[29]  New Zealand,[10]  United Kingdom,[14]
Katibat al-Imam al-Bukhari  United Nations,[4]  Argentina,[5]  Iraq,[99]  New Zealand,[10]  Japan,[9]  Kyrgyzstan[31]  United States[100]
Lashkar-e-Taiba  United Nations,[4]  Argentina,[5]  Australia,[16]  Bahrain,[6]  Canada,[7]  India,[45]  Japan,[51][9]  New Zealand,[10]  Pakistan,[53]  Tajikistan,[37]  Russia,[35]  United Arab Emirates,[11][12][13]  United Kingdom,[14]  United States[15]
Lashkar-e-Jhangvi  United Nations,[4]  Argentina,[5]  Australia,[16]  Bahrain,[6]  Canada,[7]  Japan,[9]  New Zealand,[10]  Pakistan,[53]  United Kingdom,[14]  United States[15]
Libyan Islamic Fighting Group  United Nations,[4]  Argentina,[5]  Bahrain,[6]  Japan,[9]  New Zealand,[10]
Moroccan Islamic Combatant Group  United Nations,[4]  Argentina,[5]  Bahrain,[6]  Japan,[9]  New Zealand,[10]  United Kingdom,[14]  Morocco[101]
Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Africa  United Nations,[4]  Argentina,[5]  Bahrain,[6]  Canada,[7]  Japan,[9]  New Zealand,[10]  United States[15][failed verification]
Mujahidin Indonesia Timur  United Nations,[102]  Argentina,[5]  Bahrain,[6]  Japan,[9]  Indonesia,[93] Malaysia,[18]  New Zealand,[10]  United Kingdom,[14]
Society of the Revival of Islamic Heritage  United Nations,[4]  Bahrain,[6]  Japan,[9]  New Zealand,[10]  Russia[35]
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan  United Nations,[4]  Argentina,[5]  Bahrain,[6]  Canada,[7]  Japan,[9]  New Zealand,[10]  Pakistan,[53]  United Arab Emirates,[11][12][13]  United Kingdom,[14]  United States[15]
Turkistan Islamic Party[H]  United Nations,[4]  European Union,[103]  Argentina,[5]  Bahrain,[6]  Canada,[7]  China,[104]  Japan,[9]  Kazakhstan,[29]  Kyrgyzstan[31]  Malaysia,[18]  New Zealand,[10]  Pakistan[105]  Russia,[106]  Tajikistan,[37]  Turkey,[107]  United Arab Emirates,[11][12]  United Kingdom[14]
Other organizations
18th Street gang  El Salvador[108]
Abu Nidal Organization  European Union,[109]  Canada,[7]  Japan,[96][17]  United Kingdom,[14]
Addameer  Israel[110]
Soldiers of Egypt (Ajnad Misr)  Egypt,[111]  United Arab Emirates,[11][12][13]  United Kingdom,[14]  United States[112]
al-Aqsa Foundation  European Union[109]
al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades  European Union,[109]  Canada,[7]  Japan,[51][17]  New Zealand,[113]  United States[15]
Al-Ashtar Brigades  Bahrain,[6]  Canada,[7]  United Kingdom,[14]  United States[15]
Al-Badr  India[45]
al-Jama'a al-Islamiyya  European Union,[109]  Canada,[7]  Israel,[50]  Russia,[35]  United Arab Emirates,[11][12][13]  United Kingdom,[14]  United States[15]
Al Ghurabaa  United Kingdom[14]
al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent  Australia,[16]  Canada,[7]  India,[45]  Japan,[17]  Pakistan,[72]  United States[15]
Al-Shabaab  Australia,[16]  Canada,[7]  Japan,[17]  Malaysia,[18]  New Zealand,[113]  United Arab Emirates,[11][12][13]  United Kingdom,[14]  United States[15]
Al-Haq  Israel[110]
Alex Boncayao Brigade  United States[114]
Akhil Bharat Nepali Ekta Samaj  India[45]
Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Ahvaz  Iran[115]
Atomwaffen Division  United Kingdom,[116]  Canada,[62]  Australia[117]
Azov Battalion  Russia[118]
Centre for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies  United Arab Emirates[11][12][13]
Takfir wal-Hijra  European Union,[109]  Kazakhstan,[29]  Kyrgyzstan[31]
Al-Umar-Mujahideen  India[45]
All Tripura Tiger Force  India[45]
Ansar Bait al-Maqdis[I]  Australia,[16]  Canada,[7]  Egypt,[119]  New Zealand,[113]  United Arab Emirates,[11][13]  United Kingdom,[14]  United States[15]
Ansar Khalifa Philippines [J]  Australia,[120]  Malaysia[18]
Ansar ul Islam  United Kingdom,[14]  United States[121]
Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army  Malaysia,[18]  Myanmar[122]
Army of Islam  United Arab Emirates,[11][12][13]  United States[15]
Army of the Men of the Naqshbandi Order  Iraq,[80]  United States[15]
Aryan Strikeforce  Canada[123]
Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq  United Arab Emirates,[11]  United States[15]
Aum Shinrikyo  Canada,[7]  Kazakhstan,[29]  Russia,[35]
Badr Organization  United Arab Emirates[11]
Babbar Khalsa International  European Union,[109]  Canada,[7]  India,[45]  Japan,[96][17]  Malaysia,[18]  United Kingdom[14]
Bahrain Freedom Movement  Bahrain[6]
Balochistan Liberation Army  European Union,[124]  Pakistan,[125]  United Kingdom,[14]  United States[126][127]
Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters[K]  Australia,[120]  Malaysia[18]
The Base  Canada,[62] United Kingdom,[128] Australia,[129] New Zealand[130]
Bisan Center  Israel[110]
Blood & Honour  Canada[7]
Coalition of Patriots for Change  Central African Republic[131]
Colectivos (Venezuela)  Venezuela (National Assembly)[132]
Combat 18  Canada[7][128]
Committee for Charity and Solidarity with Palestine  Israel[49]
Communist Party of India (Maoist)  India[45]
Cpm election symbol.svg Communist Party of India (Marxist–Leninist) People's War  India[45]
Communist Party of the Philippines/
New People's Army
 European Union,[109]  Japan,[17]  New Zealand,[113]  Philippines,[133]  United States[15]
TKPML.svg Communist Party of Turkey/Marxist–Leninist  Turkey[86]
Conspiracy of Fire Nuclei  United States[134]
Continuity Irish Republican Army  New Zealand,[113]  United Kingdom,[14]  United States[15]
Coordinadora Arauco-Malleco  Chile[135]
Council on American–Islamic Relations  United Arab Emirates,[136][137]
Cumann na mBan  United Kingdom[14]
Darul Islam  Indonesia[93]
Deendar Anjuman  India[45]
Defence for Children International Palestine branch  Israel[110]
Democratic Union Party (Syria)  Turkey
Flag of Donetsk People's Republic.svg Donetsk People's Republic  Ukraine[138][139]
Dukhtaran-e-Millat  India[45]
East Turkestan Information Center  China[104]
East Turkestan Liberation Organization  China,[104]  Kazakhstan,[29]  Kyrgyzstan[31]  Saudi Arabia[140]
Logo of Euskadi Ta Askatasuna.png Euskadi Ta Askatasuna  European Union,[109]  Canada,[7]  New Zealand,[113]  United Kingdom,[14]  United States[15]
EOKA flag.svg EOKA  United Kingdom,  Turkey,  Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus [141][142]
First of October Anti-Fascist Resistance Groups  European Union[143]
February 14 Youth Coalition  Bahrain[6]
Fianna Éireann  United Kingdom[14]
Force 17  Israel[49]
Free Papua Movement  Indonesia[144]
Garo National Liberation Army  India[45]
Great Eastern Islamic Raiders' Front  European Union,[109]  Turkey[86]
Grey Wolves  Kazakhstan[145]
Gülen movement  Gulf Cooperation Council,[146]  Pakistan,[147]  Turkey,[148]
Hamas حماس logo.svg Hamas  European Union,[149]  Australia,[150]  Canada,[7]  Israel,[151]  Japan,[51][17]  Paraguay,[54]  United Kingdom,[152]  United States,[15]  Organization of American States[153]
Hamas حماس logo.svg Hamas – Al-Qassam Brigades[L]  European Union,[109]  Australia,[16]  Canada,[7]  Israel,[155]  Japan,[17]  New Zealand,[113]  United Kingdom,[14]  United States[15] Organization of American States[153]
Harakat Ansar Iran  Iran[156]
Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba  United States[157]
Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami Bangladesh  New Zealand,[113]  United Kingdom,[14]  United States[15]
Harakat-Ul-Mujahideen/Alami  Japan,[9]  United Kingdom[14]
Hasm Movement  Canada,[7]  Egypt,[158]  United Kingdom,[14]  United States[159]
Hezb-e Islami Gulbuddin  Canada[7]
Hezbollah  Arab League,[160]  Gulf Cooperation Council,[161]  Argentina,[5]  Australia,[162]  Bahrain,[6]  Canada,[7]  Colombia,[163]  Germany,[164]  Honduras,[163]  Israel,[165]  Malaysia,[18]  Paraguay,[54]  Saudi Arabia,[166]  United Arab Emirates,[166]  United Kingdom,[14]  United States[15]
Kurdish Hezbollah  Turkey[86]
Hezbollah (Military Wing)[M]  European Union,[167]  Bahrain,[6]  Canada,[7]  Malaysia,[18]  New Zealand,[113]  Saudi Arabia,[166]  United Arab Emirates,[166]  United Kingdom,[14]  United States[15]
Hezbollah (External Security Organisation)[M]  Argentina,[5]  Australia,[16]  Bahrain,[6]  Canada,[7]  Malaysia,[18]  Saudi Arabia,[166]  United Arab Emirates,[166]  United Kingdom,[14]  United States[15]
Hezbollah Al-Hejaz  Saudi Arabia,[57]  United Arab Emirates[11][12][13]
Hizb ut-Tahrir  China,[168]  Egypt,[169]  Iran,[169]  Kazakhstan,[29]  Pakistan,[53]  Russia,[35]  Saudi Arabia,[169]  Tunisia,[170]  Tajikistan,[37]  Turkey[171][172]
Hizbul Mujahideen  European Union,[109]  India,[45]  United States,[15]  Canada[62]
Hofstad Network  European Union[109]
Holy Land Foundation
for Relief and Development
 European Union,[109]  Japan[17]  Israel[49]
Houthis emblem.svg Houthis  Malaysia,[18]  Saudi Arabia,[36]  United Arab Emirates[11][12][13]
Flag of Tanzim Hurras al-Din.svg Hurras al-Din  Australia[173]
Indian Mujahideen  Canada,[7]  India,[45]  Japan,[17]  New Zealand,[113]  United Arab Emirates,[11][12][13]  United Kingdom,[14]  United States[15]
International Sikh Youth Federation  European Union,[109]  Canada,[7]  India[45]  Japan,[96][17]
Irish National Liberation Army  United Kingdom[14]
Islam4UK  United Kingdom[174]
People's Defence Forces  Australia,[175]  United Kingdom[14]
People's Protection Units  Turkey, Qatar[176]
Irish People's Liberation Organisation  United Kingdom[14]
Provisional Irish Republican Army  United Kingdom[14]
Islamic Jihad

Jamaat Mujahideen
 Japan,[9]  Russia[35]
International Relief Fund for the Afflicted and Needy – Canada  Canada[7]
International Union of Muslim Scholars  Bahrain,[6]  Egypt,[177][178]  Saudi Arabia,[178][177]  United Arab Emirates[178][177]
Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan  Tajikistan,[37]
Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps European Parliament[179] Bahrain,[6]  Saudi Arabia,[180]  United States[181]
Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps' Quds Force European Parliament[182] Bahrain,[6]  Canada,[7]  Israel,[183]  Saudi Arabia,[180]  United States[15]
ISIL Caliphate Seal.svg Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant – Sinai Province  Australia,[16]  Canada,[7]  Japan,[17]  Malaysia,[18]  New Zealand,[113]  Qatar,[184]  United States[15]
ISIL Caliphate Seal.svg Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant – Central Africa Province[N]  United States[185]
Jamaat al Dawa al Quran  United States[186]
Jamaat Ul-Furquan  Japan,[9]  United Kingdom[14]
Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh  India,[45]  Malaysia,[18]  United Kingdom,[14]  Bangladesh[187]
Jamaah Ansharusy Syariah  Indonesia[93]
Jamiat al-Islah al-Idzhtimai  Russia[35]
Jewish Underground  Israel[188]
Jamiat-e Islami  Russia[35]
Jund al-Sham  Russia[35]
Jundallah  Iran,[189]  New Zealand,[113]  United States[15]
Kach and Kahane Chai  Canada,[7]  Israel,[49]  Japan,[96][17]
Kamtapur Liberation Organisation  India[45]
Kangleipak Communist Party  India[45]
Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup  India[45]
Kata'ib Hezbollah  United Arab Emirates,[11][12][13]  United States[15]
Khalistan Commando Force  India[45]
Khalistan Liberation Force  India[45]
Khalistan Zindabad Force  European Union,[109]  India[45]
Kingdom Assembly of Iran  Iran[190]
Komala–PIK  Iran[191][192]
Komala–CPI  Iran[193]
Komala–KTP  Iran[193]
Krasnoyarsk Jamaat  Russia[35]
Emblem of the Ku Klux Klan.svg Ku Klux Klan Charleston, South Carolina[194] some parts of Canada
Flag of Koma Civakên Kurdistanê.svg Kurdistan Communities Union  Turkey[86]
PDK Bakur.png Kurdistan Democratic Party/North  Turkey[86]
Kurdistan Democratic Party–Iran  Iran[193]
Kurdistan Democratic Party  Iran[193]
Kurdistan Freedom Hawks[O]  Australia,[175]  United Kingdom,[14]  United States[195]
Kurdistan Freedom Party  Iran[193]
Kurdistan Workers' Party[P]  European Union,[109]  NATO,[196]  Australia,[16]  Austria,[197]  Azerbaijan,[198]  Bulgaria,  Canada,[7]  Croatia,  Finland,[196]  Iran,[199]  Japan,[96][17]  Kazakhstan,[29]  Kyrgyzstan[31]  Netherlands,[200]  New Zealand,[113]  Poland,  Portugal,  Spain,[201]  Syria,[202] Sweden,[196] Turkey,[86]  United Kingdom,[14]  United States[15]
Lehi  Israel,[203]  United Kingdom[204]
Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam  European Union,[109]  Canada,[7]  India,[45]  Malaysia,[18]  Sri Lanka,[205]  United Kingdom,[14]  United States[15]
Liwa Fatemiyoun  Canada[7]
Lord's Resistance Army  African Union,[206]  United States[114]
Loyalist Volunteer Force  European Union,[143]  United Kingdom[14]
Flag of the Luhansk People's Republic.svg Luhansk People's Republic  Ukraine[138][139]
Macina Liberation Front  Canada[62]
Majelis Mujahidin Indonesia  United States[207]
Manipur People's Liberation Front  India[45]
Maoist Communist Centre of India  India[45]
HAMMER-SICKLE-STAR.svg Maoist Communist Party  Turkey[86]
Mara Salvatrucha  El Salvador[108]
Maute Group  Japan[17]
Meta Platforms Inc. logo.svg Meta Platforms  Russia[208]
The Minin and Pozharsky People's Militia  Russia[35]
Mujahideen Shura Council in the Environs of Jerusalem[Q]  Canada,[7]  United Arab Emirates,[11]  United States[15]
Muslim Brotherhood  CSTO,[209]  Bahrain,[210]  Egypt,[211]  Libya (House of Representatives),[212]  Kazakhstan,[29]  Russia,[35]  Syria,[213]  Saudi Arabia,[36]  Tajikistan,[37]  United Arab Emirates[11][12][13]
Movement for the self-determination of Kabylie  Algeria[214]
National Action  United Kingdom[14]
National Democratic Front of Bodoland  India[45]
National Liberation Army  European Union,[109]  Canada,[7]  Japan,[17]  New Zealand,[113]  United States,[15]  Venezuela (National Assembly)[215]  Colombia[216]
National Liberation Front of Tripura  India[45]
National Liberation Movement of Ahwaz  Iran[115]
National Socialist Council of Nagaland  India[45]
National Unity Government of Myanmar  Myanmar[217]
Neo-JMB  Japan[17]
Network (Russia)  Russia[35]
Orange Volunteers  European Union,[143]  United Kingdom[14]
Oromo Liberation Army  Ethiopia[218]
Palestine Liberation Front  Canada,[7]  Israel,[49]  Japan,[96][17]  United States[15]
Palestinian Islamic Jihad  European Union,[109]  Australia,[16]  Canada,[7]  Israel,[219]  Japan,[51][17]  New Zealand,[113]  United Kingdom,[14]  United States[15]
Palestinian Relief Development Fund – Interpal  Israel[49]
Paraguayan People's Army  Paraguay,[220]  United States[220]
Party of Free Life of Kurdistan  Iran,[193]  Turkey,[221]  United States,[222]
Congress of the Peoples of Ichkeria and Dagestan  Russia[35]
People's Liberation Army of Manipur  India[45]
People's Liberation Party-Front of Turkey  United Kingdom[14]
People's Mujahedin of Iran  Iran,[223]  Iraq,[224]  Japan[96]
National Council of Resistance of Iran  Iran
People's Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak  India[45]
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine  European Union,[109]  Canada,[7]  Japan,[96][17]  United States[15]
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine – General Command  European Union,[109]  Canada,[7]  Japan,[96][17]  United Kingdom,[14]  United States[15]
Promised Day Brigade  United Arab Emirates[11]
Proud Boys  Canada,[62]  New Zealand[130]
Real Irish Republican Army  New Zealand,[113]  United Kingdom,[14]  United States[15]
Red Hand Commando  United Kingdom[14]
Red Hand Defenders  European Union,[143]  United Kingdom[14]
Resistência Galega  Spain[225]
Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia  Canada,[7]  Japan,[17]  New Zealand,[226]  Venezuela (National Assembly)[215]
Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia Dissidents  United States[15]
Revolutionary Antifascist Patriotic Front  Spain[227]
Revolutionary Nuclei  European Union,[143]  United Kingdom[228]
Revolutionary Organization 17 November  European Union,[143]  United Kingdom[14]
Revolutionary Party of Kurdistan  Turkey[86]
Revolutionary People's Liberation Party–Front  European Union,[109]  Japan,[96][17]  New Zealand,[113]  Turkey,[86]  United Kingdom,[14]  United States[15]
Revolutionary Struggle  European Union,[229]  United States[15]
Flag of the Russian Empire (black-yellow-white).svg Russian Imperial Movement  United States,[230]  Canada[62]
Rachad  Algeria[214]
Right Sector (Crimean branch)  Russia[35]
Russia Russian Federation  Czech Republic,[231]  Estonia,[232]  Latvia,[233]  Lithuania,[234]  Netherlands,[235]  Poland,[236]  Slovakia,[237]  Ukraine, Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe,[238] European Parliament[239]
Sadval movement Azerbaijan, Russia[240]
Sabireen Movement  Canada,[7]  United States[159]
Saor Éire  United Kingdom[14]
Syrian opposition  Iran,[241]  Russia,[242]  Syria[243]
The Saved Sect  United Kingdom[14]
Tablighi Jamaat  Kazakhstan,[29] Saudi Arabia[244]  Tajikistan,[37]
Tevhid-Selam (Al-Quds Army)  Turkey[86]
Tigray People's Liberation Front  Ethiopia[245]
Saraya al-Mukhtar  Bahrain,[6]  Egypt,[246]  Saudi Arabia,[246]  United Arab Emirates[246]
Sect of Revolutionaries  United States[247]
Shining Path  European Union,[109]  Canada,[7]  Japan,[51][17]  New Zealand,[113]  United States[15]
Shura Council of Benghazi Revolutionaries[248]  Bahrain,[6]  Egypt,[248]  Saudi Arabia,[248]  United Arab Emirates[248]
Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan  Pakistan,[53]  United Kingdom[14]
Sonnenkrieg Division  Australia,[249]  United Kingdom[14]
Students' Islamic Movement of India  India[45]
Supreme Military Majlis ul-Shura of the United Mujahideen Forces of Caucasus  Russia[35]
Taliban  Canada,[7]  Japan,[51]  Kazakhstan,[29]  Kyrgyzstan,[31]  Russia,[35]  Tajikistan,[37]  United Arab Emirates[11][12][13]
Tehreek-e-Nafaz-e-Shariat-e-Mohammadi  Pakistan[53]  United Kingdom[14]
Tamil Nadu Liberation Army  India[45]
Tamil National Retrieval Troops  India[45]
Tamil Youth Organisation  Sri Lanka[250][251]
Tanzim  Israel[49]
Third Republic of Vietnam  Vietnam[252]
Three Percenters  Canada[253]
Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam  Sri Lanka[250][251]
Ulster Defence Association  European Union,[143]  United Kingdom[14]
Ulster Volunteer Force  United Kingdom[14]
Unification movement  Kyrgyzstan[31]
Union of Agricultural Work Committees  Israel[110]
Union of Palestinian Women's Committees  Israel[110]
United Liberation Front of Assam  India[45]
United National Liberation Front  India[45]
United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia  Japan[17]

United States Armed Forces, CENTCOM and DoD  Iran[254]
Vanguards of Conquest[R]  Canada[7]
Việt Tân  Vietnam[255]
Wagner Group  Estonia,[256][257] Lithuania[258]
Weichán Auka Mapu  Chile[135]
Women's Protection Units  Turkey
World Tamil Movement  Canada[7]
World Uygur Youth Congress  China[104]
Yarmouk Martyrs Brigade  United States[259]
People's Protection Units Flag.svg / Flag of Syrian Democratic Forces.svg YPG / SDF  Turkey,[260][261][262][263][264]  Qatar[265]

Organizations formerly designated as terrorist[edit]

Below is the list of organizations that have officially been designated as terrorist in the past, by the respective parties, but have since been delisted.

Organization Designators
Abu Nidal Organization  United States (8 October 1997 – 1 June 2017[15])
African National Congress  South Africa (16 December 1961 – 11 February 1990[266]),  United States (August 1988[267] – 2008[268][269])
United States branch of al-Haramain Foundation  New Zealand (?–2014)[226]
¡Alfaro Vive, Carajo!  Ecuador (1984[270]–1991[271])
Azov Battalion  Japan (2021–2022),[272]
Nuclei di Iniziativa Proletaria  European Union (?–2007)[229]
Nuclei di Iniziativa Proletaria Rivoluzionaria [it]  European Union (?–2007)[229]
Nuclei Territoriali Antimperialisti  European Union (?–2007)[229]
Armed Islamic Group of Algeria  United States (8 October 1997 – 15 October 2010[15])
Aum Shinrikyo  European Union (? – 18 July 2011[109][273]),  United States(8 October 1997 – 20 May 2022>)[274]
Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine  United States (10 August 1997 – 10 August 1999[15])
Canary Islands Independence Movement Spain (1977–1979)
United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia  European Union (? – 18 July 2011[109][273]),  United States (2001–2014[15])
Front de libération du Québec  Canada (1 April 1963 – 1971)
Houthis emblem.svg Houthis  United States (19 January – 5 February 2021[275])
Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council  India (16 November 2000[276] – 2011[45][277])
Kach and Kahane Chai  European Union (? – 12 July 2010[278][279]),  United States (8 October 1997 – 20 May 2022)[15]
Japanese Red Army  United States (8 October 1997 – 8 October 2001[15])
Khmer Rouge  United States (8 October 1997 – 8 October 1999[15])
Libyan Islamic Fighting Group  United Kingdom (? – November 2019[280]),  United States[15]
Manuel Rodríguez Patriotic Front  United States (8 October 1997 – 8 October 1999[15])
Moroccan Islamic Combatant Group  United States[15]
People's Mujahedin of Iran  European Union (May 2002 – 26 January 2009[281]),  Canada (24 May 2005[282] – 20 December 2012[283]),  United Kingdom (28 March 2001 – 24 June 2008[281]),  United States (8 July 1997 – 28 September 2012[15])
National Council of Resistance of Iran  United States (15 August 2003[284] – 28 September 2012)
Palestine Liberation Front  United Kingdom (? – 12 July 2010[278][279])
Palestine Liberation Organization  United Kingdom (1988[285] – 1991[286])
Fatah  United States (? – 1988)
Revolutionary Nuclei  United States (10 August 1997 – 18 May 2009[15])
Revolutionary Organization 17 November  United States[15]
Túpac Amaru Revolutionary Movement  United States (10 August 1997 – 8 October 2001[15])
Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia  European Union (2001 – 13 November 2017[287]),  United States (8 October 1997 – 30 November 2021[15])
Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist)  United States (? – 6 September 2012[288])
Oromo Liberation Front  Ethiopia (? – 2018[218])
Ogaden National Liberation Front  Ethiopia (? – 2018[218])
Ginbot 7  Ethiopia (? – 2018[218])
Turkistan Islamic Party[S]  United States (? – 2020)[289][290]
Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan  Pakistan (2021)[291]
uMkhonto we Sizwe  South Africa

Process of designation[edit]

Among the countries that publish a list of designated terrorist organizations, some have a clear established procedure for listing and delisting, and some are opaque. The Berghof Foundation argues that opaque delisting conditions reduce the incentive for the organization to abandon terrorism, while fuelling radicalism.[292]


Since 2002, the Australian Government maintains a list of terrorist organizations under the Security Legislation Amendment (Terrorism) Act 2002.[16] Listing, de-listing and re-listing follows a protocol[16] that mainly involves the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation and the Attorney-General's Department.[293]


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs maintains a public list of designated terrorist individuals and entities.[6]


Since 18 December 2001, section 83.05 of the Canadian Criminal Code allows the Governor in Council to maintain a list of entities that are engaged in terrorism, facilitating it, or acting on behalf of such an entity.[294]

A review is conducted every five years by the Minister of Public Safety to determine whether an entity should remain listed. Entities may apply for a judicial review by the Chief Justice of the Federal Court. Both ministerial and judicial reviews are published in the Canada Gazette.[294] The list is also published on the website of Public Safety Canada.[7]

European Union[edit]

The European Union has two lists of designated terrorist organisations that provide for different sanctions for the two groups.[295] The first list is copied from the United Nations, and the second is an autonomous list.[296] As of 13 January 2020, there are 21 organizations in the autonomous list.[297]


Under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, the Ministry of Home Affairs maintains a list of banned organizations.[45]


The state maintains a list of designated terror groups; it includes the US Armed Forces, CENTCOM.[298]


The Israeli list of "Terrorists Organizations and Unauthorized Associations" is available at the National Bureau for Counter Terror Financing of Israel.[299]

According to Just Security, the Israeli designation on 22 October 2021, of six West Bank Palestinian civil society organizations as terrorist organizations under Israel's counterterrorism law of 2016 highlights the flawed nature of the law and says that "In 2021, it should be clear to everyone that criminalizing human rights groups on the basis of classified intelligence is absolutely unacceptable."[300] Human Rights Watch says that the 2016 law is in the category of countries with "Overbroad or Vague Definitions of "Terrorism"" and includes expressing support for a listed group such as waving a flag or singing its anthem, punishable by up to three years in prison.[301]

In a statement on 26 October 2021, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said recent events "highlight how problematic Israel's counterterrorism law is, including its overly broad definition of terrorism, problems of due process and the manner in which it allows evidence to be kept secret,"[302]


The Government of Kazakhstan publishes a list of terrorist organizations banned by courts.[29]


Kyrgyzstan maintains a consolidated list of "destructive, extremist and terrorist" organizations officially banned by courts. As of 26 December 2018, the list includes 20 organizations and 12 of them are designated as terrorist organizations.[31][303]


The Ministry of Home Affairs of Malaysia maintains a sanction list of individuals and organizations involved in terrorist activity. The list is regulated by the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds From Illegal Activities Act 2001 and is complementary to the United Nations Security Council sanction lists.[304][305][18]


In Myanmar (formerly Burma), the Anti-Terrorism Central Committee is responsible for designating terrorist organisations in accordance with the country's counter-terrorism law. Designations must be approved by the union government before being official.[306] There are only two groups on Myanmar's terror list: the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army and Arakan Army, declared on 25 August 2017[122] and January 2019[307][308]

New Zealand[edit]

The New Zealand Police are responsible for coordinating any requests to the Prime Minister for designation as a terrorist entity. The designation of terrorist organizations is also guided by the Terrorism Suppression Act 2002. New Zealand also abides by several United Nations resolutions dealing with counter-terrorism including UN Resolutions 1267, 1989, 2253, 1988, and 1373.[309][10][113]


Government of Pakistan under section 11-B of Anti Terrorism Act can declare an organization believed to be concerned with terrorism as a Proscribed Organization or put it under surveillance. Ministry of Interior issues the formal notification of proscription of an organization. National Counter Terrorism Authority is primarily concerned with monitoring for any signs of re-emergence through intelligence coordination, once an organization is proscribed.[citation needed]

People's Republic of China[edit]

In 2003, the Ministry of Public Security published a list of "East Turkestan" terrorist organizations on its website This list was translated to English by the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the US.[310]


The first group to be officially listed as a terrorist organization under the Human Security Act of 2007 is the Abu Sayyaf on 10 September 2015 by the Basilan provincial court.[19] The Department of Foreign Affairs publishes a list of designated terrorist organizations under the Human Security Act or the Terrorism Financing Prevention and Suppression Act of 2012.[133]

The passage of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020 automatically recognized all terrorist group designations by the United Nations under Philippine law which includes the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).[311] Under the same law, the Anti-Terrorism Council was formed to designate groups as terrorists.[312]


A single federal list of organizations recognized as terrorist is used by the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation. The National Anti-Terrorism Committee maintains a list of terrorist organizations on its website, named "Federal United list of Terrorist Organizations".[313]

Sri Lanka[edit]

Sri Lanka bans using the 'Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act, No. 48 of 1979 regulations, cited as the Prevention of Terrorism (Proscription of Extremist Organizations).


The National Bank of Tajikistan publishes national lists of individuals and organizations declared terrorist or extremists by the Supreme Court.[37]

In 2015, the Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan was banned in Tajikistan as a terrorist organization.[314]


In Turkey, the PKK and YPG are designated as terrorist organisations. Due to this Turkish view the US, which supports the YPG, had the organisation change its name to the SDF and form a coalition which is still militarily led by the YPG and has direct links to the PKK. In interviews, YPG spokespersons acknowledged that the family members of terrorists maintained communications with them, and therefore had to be removed from areas where they might pose a danger.[315] During the period of the Cyprus Emergency (1955-1959) and Attempted Turkish Cypriot Genocide (1963-1974) the Greek Cypriot EOKA and EOKA B groups were designated as terrorist organisations by the governments of Turkey, the United Kingdom and the Turkish Cypriots.


In Ukraine, the Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics are designated as terrorist organizations. Ukrainian authorities claim that the two organizations are made up of a rigid hierarchy, financing channels and supply of weapons with the purpose of deliberately propagating violence, seizing hostages, carrying out subversive activity, assassinations, and the intimidation of citizens.[138][139]

United Arab Emirates[edit]

The Cabinet of the United Arab Emirates periodically issues resolutions to include individuals and organizations on its terrorist list. As of 4 March 2020, issued resolutions are 2014/41,[316] 2017/18,[317] 2017/28,[318] 2017/45,[319] 2018/24[320] and 2018/50.[321]

United Nations[edit]

The United Nations does not have a list of all terrorist organizations. Instead, it has several lists focusing on international sanctions in particular contexts.[322] The United Nations Security Council Resolution 1267 established lists focused Al-Qaeda, the Taliban and their associates. The listing process was later extended to include the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.[3][4]

United Kingdom[edit]

The United Kingdom Home Office maintains a list of proscribed terrorist groups.[14]

United States[edit]

The United States Department of State maintains a list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations.[15]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ United States designation of Al-Mourabitoun was done as an alias of Al-Mulathameen.[21]
  2. ^ Al-Nusra Front is considered an alias of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham by Canada,[7] New Zealand[10] and the United States.[23] It is considered an alias of Al-Qaeda by the United Kingdom.[14] Australia acknowledges that Al-Nusra Front is part of the umbrella group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, but it does not list Hayat Tahrir al-Sham as a terrorist organization.[24]
  3. ^ Iraq and United States lists Ansar al-Sharia in Libya as two separate organizations: Ansar al-Sharia in Benghazi and Ansar al-Sharia in Darnah.[8][58]
  4. ^ Egyptian Islamic Jihad is considered an alias of Al-Qaeda by Canada.[7]
  5. ^ Harkat ul-Ansar is considered an alias of Harkat-ul-Mujahideen by the United Nations.[4]
  6. ^ The United Kingdom considers Hayat Tahrir al-Sham as an alias of Al-Qaeda.[14]
  7. ^ Jama'at Nasr al-Islam wal Muslimin is considered an alias of Al-Mourabitoun by Canada.[7]
  8. ^ Turkistan Islamic Party is considered an alias of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan by Canada.[7] Bahrain[6] and Malaysia[18] list it under its former name, East Turkestan Islamic Movement.
  9. ^ Ansar Bait al-Maqdis is considered an alias of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant – Sinai Province by Australia,[16] Canada,[7] New Zealand[113] and the United States.[15]
  10. ^ Australia lists Ansar Khalifa Philippines under the Islamic State East Asia entry.[120]
  11. ^ Australia lists Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters under the Islamic State East Asia entry.[120]
  12. ^ Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades are subsumed into Hamas by Canada[7] and the United States.[154]
  13. ^ a b Canada,