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This map details the base of operations for global terrorist organizations. Some of these terrorist groups only operate within their resident country whereas other terror organizations conduct attacks against targets around the world.
The communication between al Qaeda and al Qaeda affiliates is unknown. The core of al Qaeda does not have operational control over its affiliates. Affiliated groups do communicate and share tactics over the Internet.
Groups are only listed in the countries that they are most associated with. For example, AQIM, which targets the Sahel region, is based in Algeria.
Red: Al Qaeda and its affiliates
Yellow: Allies of al Qaeda. In Pakistan, many terror groups share resources and intelligence.
Green: Terror organizations supported by Iran
Blue: Other terrorist organizations