San Francisco Chronicle

U.S. set to delist 5 terror groups


The United States is poised to remove five extremist groups, all believed to be defunct, from its list of foreign terrorist organizati­ons, including several that once posed significan­t threats, killing hundreds if not thousands of people across Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

Although the groups are inactive, the decision is politicall­y sensitive for the Biden administra­tion and the countries in which the organizati­ons operated, and could draw criticism from victims and their families still dealing with the losses of loved ones.

The organizati­ons include the Basque separatist group ETA , the Japanese cult Aum Shinrikyo, the radical Jewish group Kahane Kach and two Islamic groups that have been active in Israel, the Palestinia­n territorie­s and Egypt.

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