Terrorism is one of the major concerns not only in India but everywhere in the world. Be it the 9/11 attacks in the US or the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai, a lot of people have been at its receiving end and they are still fighting its traumatic effects. These organizations spend too much to cause all the destruction, and is fuelled by various sources.
According to Forbes , here are the top 10 richest terrorist organizations which have created a havoc in the world.
[These outfits are prevalent at many places. The locations mentioned here are the most predominant ones.]
#10 Real IRA
Northern Ireland, Ireland, United Kingdom
Its aim is to release the Northern part of Ireland and create a united Irish state, which includes Northern Ireland and Ireland. They receive major funds from illegal trade in various goods.
#9 Boko Haram
The main motive of this organization is to fight Western influences in Nigeria and to establish Islamic law. They consider western education as a sin.
#8 Al Shabab
Somalia, Kenya, Uganda
Their motive is to establish a caliphate in Somalia. It was formed in 2006 and has carried out hundreds of attacks in Somalia.
Lashkar-e-Taiba’s main motive is to release the Kashmir under India and merge it with Pakistan. They consider Hindus, Christians and Jews as the greatest enemies of Islam.
Predominantly Afghanistan and Pakistan
Al-Qaeda’s main motive is to exercise ‘jihad’ against the Western-secular forces. One of the senior members of this organisation was Osama Bin Laden who was responsible for 9/11 Attacks in the US.
Afghanistan and Pakistan
It has been highly criticized for the brutal treatment of women. It engages in trafficking drugs like opium and heroin which gives them a chunk of revenue.
Their main motive is to establish an Islamic state in Lebanon. It is responsible for several suicide and terror attacks.
Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia, also known as FARC is considered as the strongest terrorist organizations in Colombia which controls approximately 30% of its territory.
West Bank and Gaza Strip
It is a West Bank and Gaza Strip based terrorist group which wants to establish a Palestinian Islamic state from the Mediterranean Sea to the Jordan River. From real estate to hotels and tourism, they run a lot of businesses to collect revenue from.
Iraq and Syria
The main sources of their funds is from oil trade, kidnapping and ransom, bank robberies and looting. It captured the city of Mosul and has released several videos of be-headings which have shocked the world.
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Shocked on how much they receive?