2014 NCTC Counterterrorism Calendar The NCTC Seal
Foreign Terrorist Organizations
as of 14 January 2014

Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTOs) are foreign organizations that are designated by the Secretary of State in accordance with Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), as amended. FTO designations play a critical role in the fight against terrorism and are an effective means of curtailing support for terrorist activities. The listed groups appear in chronological order of designation.

Current List of Designated Foreign Terrorist Organizations
  1. Abu Nidal Organization (ANO)
  2. Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG)
  3. Aum Shinrikyo (AUM)
  4. Basque Fatherland and Liberty (ETA)
  5. Gama’a al-Islamiyya (Islamic Group)
  6. HAMAS
  7. Harakat ul-Mujahidin (HUM)
  8. Hizballah (Party of God)
  9. Kahane Chai (KACH)
  10. Kurdistan Workers' Party (Kongra-Gel, PKK)
  11. Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)
  12. National Liberation Army (ELN)
  13. Palestine Liberation Front (PLF)
  14. Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)
  15. Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)
  16. PFLP-General Command (PFLP-GC)
  17. Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC)
  18. Revolutionary Organization 17 November (17N)
  19. Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party/Front (DHKP/C)
  20. Shining Path (SL)
  21. Al-Qa’ida (AQ)
  22. Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU)
  23. Real Irish Republican Army (RIRA)
  24. United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia (AUC)
  25. Jaish-e-Mohammed (JEM)
  26. Lashkar-e Tayyiba (LeT)
  27. Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade (AAMB)
  28. Asbat al-Ansar (AAA)
  29. Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM)
  30. Communist Party of the Philippines/New People's Army (CPP/NPA)
  31. Jemaah Islamiya (JI)
  32. Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LJ)
  33. Ansar al-Islam (AAI)
  34. Continuity Irish Republican Army (CIRA)
  35. Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG)
  36. Al-Qa’ida in Iraq (AQI)
  37. Islamic Jihad Group (IJU)
  38. Harakat ul-Jihad-i-Islami/Bangladesh (HUJI-B)
  39. Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP)
  40. Jundallah
  41. Army of Islam (AOI)
  42. Indian Mujahidin (IM)
  43. Jemaah Anshorut Tawhid (JAT)
  44. Abdallah Azzam Brigades (AAB)
  45. Haqqani Network (HQN)
  46. Ansar al-Dine (AAD)
  47. Boko Haram
  48. Ansaru
  49. al-Mulathamun Battalion
  50. Ansar al-Shari'a in Benghazi
  51. Ansar al-Shari'a in Darnah
  52. Ansar al-Shari'a in Tunisia

For the current FTO list, as well as fact sheets on all FTOs, visit


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