Top 10 Terrorist Groups in the World

Carrying out severity and adverse psychological impact, terrorist groups are the biggest threat to any civilian of any country. Based on their barbarism and promulgated as the most wanted by governments across the world, Topyaps is exploring this list of ten most notorious terrorist groups.

10. Armed Islamic Group of Algeria (GIA):

With an endeavor to overrule the Algerian government, this terrorist group was founded in July 1992 and became notorious in 1994, after hijacking the “Air France Flight 8969″. Since then it has conducted a deadly crusade of killing innocent civilians, bombarding public places, kidnapping and raping in its area of operation. This terrorist group asserts the ideology that  “politicalpluralism is equivalent to sedition”. This creed was generated in 1992, after a controversialdecision of Algeria’s Military Government which blocked the politicalways of a mainstream Islamic party, Islamic Salvation Front.

Armed Islamic Terrorist Group

9. Aden-Abyan Islamic Army:

Associated to the Islamic Jihad Movement, this Islamic terrorist group works with the motive to contend against the secularism in Arab countries, significantly in Yemen. This organizationwas spotlighted in December 1998, after kidnapping 16 foreign tourists in Abyan in which four of the hostages were killed in the rescue operation conducted by the Yemeni security forces.

Aden-Abyan Islamic Army Terrorist Group

8. Jamaat Ansar al-Sunna:

Founded in September 2003, this Iraqi guerrilla force opposes the government led by Nouri al-Maliki as well as the forces of United States in Iraq. This terrorist group is grounded in central and northern Iraq and is said to be linked with several Islamic organizations operating in Iraq. However, intelligence agencies of the Iraqi interim government and United States linked this group to al-Qaeda but later it was revealed that there is a wild conflict between these two terrorist groups.

Jamaat Ansar al-Sunna Terrorist Group

7. Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia:

This Marxist-Leninist terrorist group of Colombia is better known by its acronym – “FARC” and is considered as the kingpin of illegal drug trade across the world. This organization was established in 1964 and currently it constitutes approximately 12 thousand combatants with thousands of supporters from the rural areas. The obtained extortion money from multinational corporations and wealthier classes is invested for the betterment of poor peoples.

Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia - Terrorist Group

6. Kurdistan Worker’s Party:

Best known as PKK, this group was established on November 27, 1978 in Turkey and since then it has been fighting for the sake of an independent Kurdish state. Face of an internationalterror, PKK’s working region constitutes Turkey, Iran, Syria and Iraq and it is also enlisted by a number of counter-terrorism agencies as a deadlyinternational organization.

Kurdistan Worker's Party Terrorist Groups

5. Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan:

Located in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas along the Afghan border in Pakistan, this terrorist organization comprises several Islamist militant groups. Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (also called the Pakistani Taliban), was established in December, 2007, by Baitullah Mehsud, a notorious Pakistani militant who finally died on August 23, 2009. Pakistani Taliban, however, targets elements of Pakistani state, but according to several intelligence agencies, top cities of the United States are conceived as its main target.

Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan Terrorist Group

4. Hezbollah:

Backed up by Iran and Syria, this Lebanon based terrorist group has emerged from the Lebanese civil war of 1982 and is considered as the biggest foe of Israeland Sunni Arab countries. According to a report of Central Intelligence Agency, this organization covers the 41 percent of Lebanese population and is involved in multiple social activities.

Hezbollah Terrorist Group

3. Taliban:

Derived from the word “students”, Taliban is well known for beastly governing the Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001 and its deadly guerrilla war against the NATO including the governments of Pakistan and Afghanistan. This terrorist group was founded by Pashtun tribes with the significant support from some Islamic countries such as Arabs, Chechens, Uzbeks, Punjabis and Tajiks.

Taliban Terrorist Groups

2. Hamas:

Acronym for “Harakat Al-Muqawama Al-Islamia”, HAMAS is a socio-politicalterrorist group of Palestine which was founded in 1987 due to an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood. This organization was established with the aim of Jihad and to release Palestine from Israeli subjugation. Known for its daredevil suicide bombers, this terrorist group is significantly supported by Hezbollah to assassinate Israeli civilians and defense officers.

Hamas Terrorist Groups

1. Al-Qaeda:

The biggest “brandname” between all terrorist groups across the world! This extremist Islamic group was established in 1989 by Osama Bin Laden, the great grandfather of all terrorists and a mysteriousfigure dodging the worldwide intelligence agencies after the September 11 attacks. Notorious for its integrated network and powerful strategies, Al-Qaeda constitutes thousand of individuals who have accomplished proper military training.

Al-Qaeda Terrorist Group


  1. Carly

    December 11, 2010 at 5:39 am

    Wres George Bush or Tony Blair in this terrorist list… I think they should be at he top and the majority of people i know agree with me. They are taking more innocent lives than most of those on top, guanteed.

  2. Adam

    February 8, 2011 at 7:15 am

    This list is very racist. What about the KKK?

    • earthwit

      February 8, 2011 at 10:08 am

      @ Adam
      However, the Ku Klux Klan has evolved to target its message of hate but in current time they are obsolete

      • question to author/?

        June 6, 2012 at 6:43 am

        where is indian and sri lakan terrorist. and also isrial terrorist list.u mentioned only muslims group as terrorist, its not real picture.what about america?

        • earthwit

          June 6, 2012 at 7:54 am

          According to statistics terrorist organizations established by Indians are nowhere on the list of most notorious ones. Though I accept LTTE in Srilanka was a big-league group, but you must know that after the death of its head Vellupillai Prabhakaran. LTTE was in this list for sometime but we eliminated it after Prabhakaran died.

          • karim

            October 14, 2014 at 5:54 am

            Israel is not terrorist ? they attacked Palestine violent and mercilessly . And how you not list them here .

  3. mohammed

    March 29, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    maybe taliban and al-qaeda are terrorists but Hizbullah and hamas arent and for the rest i dont know them

  4. snowflake

    June 16, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    will you call some people who try to get their rights back? pkk is trying to force turkish gov, to let more than 20 milion kurdish speak in their mothers language…

  5. Engineer saleem

    June 19, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    I think many of the chiristion terrorest organizations are there.but see the byestness that mostly mostly muslims terrorest organization are listed.I am not wonderd.

  6. Syrian patriot

    July 21, 2011 at 2:01 am

    I’m Syrian and I can tell you that Hamas and hibollah are not terrorist, they are resisters against the israelian occupation of Palestine along with parts of Syria and Lebanon…. So no wonder USA listed it on the terror list and forgot to mention israel that has always been the source of terror in midd east by attacking and killing and prosecuting Arabs in occupied part of Palestine in order to create a country of Jews on the Arabs account and dominate the area between the two rivers from Nile to Euphrates and hizbullah stoped Israel from doing that project on our account….. Zionism won’t work anymore it’s getting weaker and weaker and it will vanish soon enough and leave us live in peace….. Hope to publish this comment

    • Rahul

      December 29, 2011 at 9:05 pm

      you are right

    • akter

      October 23, 2012 at 7:59 pm

      i love u

  7. Notaterrorist

    July 21, 2011 at 2:11 am

    I have not read one review on this that makes any sense. Most muslims are terrorist. They want Jihad! Do any of you even know what that means? Probably not because you don’t even do your homework before you make senseless comments.

    • samiullah bhatti bhatti

      August 5, 2012 at 8:44 pm

      you are rong

  8. hasan

    August 1, 2011 at 3:29 pm


  9. Otis

    August 14, 2011 at 3:24 am

    no ira?

  10. BALAJI R

    September 3, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    tamil eelam is terrorist group
    there are fighting for freedom
    srilankan govt.. is actully fruds
    one day srilankan govt will come to an end
    there are only no.1 terrorist in universe………………

  11. BALAJI R

    September 3, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    please add them to in your Top 10 terrorist groups in the world list
    i think u hav hearts

  12. Sunderbun

    October 5, 2011 at 5:57 am

    Hamas and hisbullah are resisters against the israelian and israel is a top most terrorest country tamil eelam is no terrorist group there are fighting for freedom. what a senseless list

  13. Sameed

    October 24, 2011 at 9:29 am

    top one ISRAEL AND AMERICA.. when america loses the war or afraid of something they give title TALIBAN actually they created them

  14. Tamizan

    October 30, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    LTTE is not a terrorist org…..they fought for the freedom of Tamil civilians in srilanka…….they had their own politics system, police stations, post offices , military ( so called terrorists here ) and police men too…….civilians were killed , raped and molested by srilankan and Indian army…..its one of the biggest genocidal incident in human history which is not recorded….. they fought for the rights of “their” land …..not for some other’s……the world should know the truth…….

    • Shahul16

      March 13, 2012 at 4:34 pm

      if tamil (hindu) fights against govt, its not terrorism.
      If an iraqi(muslim) fights against bull shit americans who invade their country, its terrorism. hahahah. shame on you

      • Arrunprakash

        March 16, 2012 at 7:45 am

        terrorism is not depending upon religion.How we handle problem is important so don’t think like that.

        • Shahul16

          March 16, 2012 at 4:28 pm

          You just see the 10 organisation. Why only muslims are targetted?
          How many indians are being killed by maoist? They kill villages, they attack trains, they killed policemen in police stations!!!!!!!!!
          No one opens mouth because they are hindus. If there is some thing related to a muslim, you cannot see any other news. why this is so?

      • Emotionkayaksite

        April 4, 2012 at 7:50 pm

        LTTE is not a terrorist group because they don’t use terror tactics,Not often at least.They usually fight head on and have a proper organized Military,they even have air force.It’s also not a religion driven organization.They are fighting for basic human rights which are not being provided to them at all.
        Organizations like Alqueda and Taliban however are in fact religion driven and use religious propaganda to justify their war efforts.They also operate like a terrorist organization and use gurilla and terror tactics to fight.LTTE would never do a thing like 9/11 or 26/11.

        • Jacob W

          October 2, 2013 at 9:28 am

          You are kidding right? Do some research before you post something. Watch the news for once in a while. LTTE practically invented the suicide bombing. Killed Indian prime minister Rajiv Ghandi. LTTE is classified as a terrorist group by 32 countries including the US, Canada, UK and India. Child solders, extortion, human trafficking, illegal arms trade are just few of a long list of crimes. The only reason it’s not in this list is that it does not exist anymore (thank god).

  15. ABZIK

    December 3, 2011 at 12:12 pm


  16. Angelina

    December 9, 2011 at 12:07 am

    How America!!!!

  17. Kurdish

    December 9, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    PKK is not a terrorist group! they are good. turkey is the real terrorist.

    • whitejack

      December 28, 2012 at 11:05 pm

      lol ur funny i been in turkey many times so why pkk is killed babies, kids, moms, teachers, workers and orders ? pkk just a terrorist then like u like hamas like taliban like al qaeda like ira like eta like asala like hezbollah like israel and like other terrorist groups

    • TR

      June 14, 2013 at 9:20 pm

      PKK IS. End of the story!

  18. Tkmresn

    January 31, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    hey plz check and update LTTE is not a terrorist org…..they fought for the freedom of Tamil civilians in srilanka…….they had their own politics system, police stations, post offices , military plz check and post stupid

    • Shahul16

      March 13, 2012 at 4:48 pm

      If Americans go and kill civilians of iran and Afganistan, and if the locals fight against them, they are terrorists. then y cant u the LTTE

  19. Raiseofword

    January 31, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    hey idiot change LTTE is not terrorist org.

  20. Engr.Farhan

    February 11, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    all these groups are not terrorist …they r fighting for theri is fighting with NATO .for their country ,hammas is fighting for their country .i must say…USA ,NATO AND ISREAL are terrorist …bloody asshole zionist ….AL-QAEDA ,TALIBAN,HAMMAS…am with u .till my life !!

  21. David Earle

    February 23, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    Somehow the CIA is not on your list???

  22. Davemcd09

    March 5, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    were is the IRA?

  23. Shahul16

    March 13, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    what about naxalites in india? they are not called as hindu terrorists!!!!!
    if some people of an islamic country fights for any reason, muslims are terrorists.

  24. Illuminati

    March 16, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Why is the IRA and the somali pirates not here

    • Crsgconstruction

      March 22, 2012 at 10:06 pm

      Because it not the 12 top terrorist groups.

    • Kondwani

      March 24, 2012 at 8:03 pm

      Because we are listing the top ten not just any terror group… that shouldnt be difficulty figure out.

    • Kondwani

      March 24, 2012 at 8:03 pm

      Because we are listing the top ten not just any terror group… that shouldnt be difficulty figure out.

  25. Malek Nafl

    March 31, 2012 at 7:45 am

    why is Hamas mentioned in that list just because it fights Israel due to achieve the Palestinian Independence ? the world is becoming inequitable. I admit that Hamas kills civilians but you can’t say Israel doesn’t

  26. Nt1

    April 12, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    the hezbollah is not terrorists they protect lebanon

  27. Soupboys

    April 14, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    alqueda is the really good but gvt is not understanding their problems

  28. mohamed ali

    June 7, 2012 at 10:53 am

    there is a missing in the terrorist list
    1.LTTE(killing the lankan tamil’s)
    2.r.s.s(killing the muslims in india)


    December 12, 2012 at 2:58 pm


  30. mmkk

    January 12, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    the world bigest terrorist groups are america and israel.and india .its real

  31. TurkishPower

    January 26, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    F*****g PKK. (Turkish and Kurdish brother) F*****g PKK terrorist group…

  32. Robyn

    January 27, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    I think hamas should be number 1 for biggest cowards on EARTH! Other wise this list was good but I do not really know that hamas is most cowardy I just knew that they hid behind civilians then when somebody’s killed they all make pretend that Israel did it

  33. Robyn

    February 3, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    Hitler is really cowardy
    But here’s a qustion
    Who is more cowardy Hamas or Adolf Hitler

    I think the answer is hamas but what do you think
    Ps Jews,Christens,Muslims or anybody eise can be a terrorist group.

  34. khabat mahmood

    May 5, 2013 at 10:20 am

    you are wrong author and the world pkk is one of the freedom organization in the world abdullah ocelan is like the che guevara is fight for free life in their country and for kurdish right they defend moraly life not like american and israel and never kills child and mothers only kills their enemy or soldiers and policeman

  35. Muhammad Ali

    June 3, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    Don’t worry guys this list is fake because CIA and Black water of USA are not in the List.

  36. raheem

    June 12, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    dont wast ur tm wery soon u wl c that isrl
    & usa are biggest ters

  37. Nasiye

    May 2, 2014 at 5:34 am

    Oops! You’re either an American or an Israeli racist author? Every body in this universe knows who are the top 5 terrorist groups in the
    1) CIA, America
    2) MASSAD, Israel
    3) MI6, United Kingdom
    4) BND, Germany
    5) CSIS, Canada
    These groups is known to be notorious terrorist groups who killed millions of people around the world specially in Muslim world.

  38. khan Muhammad

    May 10, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    Actually the real terrorist are the american official n isrealites.
    I m not supporting terrorist but there is a question to ask. why terrorist are mostly muslim. it is not that muslim want terrorism. muslim are suppressed everywhere. Genocide of muslim are common. who don’t want to live peacefully? why arms in their hand?

    Jews were almost killed during second world war.
    Muslims gave them place to survive. Now targetting Muslims. Where were the others when jews need help. why only muslim helped Jews. where was America the so called big brother. Why Jews should target Muslim and Why americans are helping.
    Stop suppressing Muslims n stop islamophobia.
    There will be No terrorist of Islam.

  39. khan Muhammad

    May 10, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    Media is the father of the fathers of terrorist.
    media portrays numbers of false images of Islam creating hatred of Islam everywhere.
    This particulat post author is only only trying to create hatred of Islam. besides Islamic terrorism there are lots of terrorist, but the author is not mentioning.
    If fighting for their right is terrorism then, George washington, Abraham Lincoln, Mahatma Gandhi etc. were the father of terrorist. But I called them they were great men.

  40. khan Muhammad

    May 10, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    How many muslim women are raped by American terrorist, i mean Armies in Afganistan, pakistan etc.
    How many of them are raped by Russian troupe in Russia, syria, in the late Afganistan.
    How many of them are raped by the jews.
    More than 20000 muslim were raped by russian in 1983. more than 8000 muslim men were killed by Russian in 1993. why these genocide.
    Why muslim are deprived of voters right in Burma, Vietnam.
    Why Muslims are tortured in Japan, Why Qur’an were burnt?
    Why RSS in India are openly targetting muslim.

  41. manko

    October 16, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    I dnt knw how u define terrorism …terrorism is killing innocent people ,destroying lifes on the basis of foolish reasons like religion, and all the bulshit reasons …..most of the group listed above kill the innocent people on the basis of religion ..Talking about mauwadi in india that all are telling hindu terrorist group..mauwadi never target the civilians mostly their target are the goverment official and police so we can not tell them terrorist ……i can only tell who ever have a genuine reason to fight they r not terrorist bt killing people on the name of religion ..targeting innocent people ….all ths is a example of terrorism

  42. Shams

    October 20, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    Top 2:

    In the world there are two top terrorist those are UK and USA they are the close partner and they are the biggest donor of terrorist projects. they have good implementers in Asia Pakistan, in Arab Israel and in Africa some key parties. they are designing the war project and the partner are honestly implementing those projects. the world is just like their score game playground and both of them are the players. the benefits of both are 50%. the world should unit against these two terrorist country this is the most good solution way otherwise the people of the world will supper till to end of life if those tow country is being functioning such like know.

  43. chad

    October 24, 2014 at 12:51 am

    the usa should also be their because im pretty sure we are not paying to steal oil from afgan and bomb countrys with ac-130 and they dont have the tech to defend themselvs

  44. paresh

    October 26, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Look !! if someone is trying to protect themselves against the other countries attacks is not terrorism, but if someone trying to hurt other people on religious basis that is not good.and we all knows that many terrorist groups like Al-Qaeda and Taliban and Indian mujahedin they are kill other religion people’s like Hindu and Christian and Jews people’s.

  45. ubaid ullah

    October 26, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    i m the terririst of pakistan i belong to isis i love isis

  46. usuf sk

    November 27, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    I do not support this terrorist list…

  47. ernest

    December 9, 2014 at 2:41 am

    You are listing terrorists I can’t find Boko Haram which operates in northern Nigeria and Al Shabab.Please I advice you to make more research.(full stop)

  48. Medhat Behjed

    December 18, 2014 at 11:36 am

    PKK is political party they are now fighting ISIS it is all big lie they never attacked civillians they are reprise millons of Kurds , putting pkk in terrorist list meanning that coverring Turkish crime aginst Kurd.Pkk’s aim free life and calture for Kurdish people ..

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