Maps

This page contains descriptions of and links to each of the interactive diagrams we have published.

Colombia

This map displays the links between militant groups operating in Colombia starting in the mid-1960s to the present.

Global Al-Qaeda

This map displays the links between al Qaeda and its affiliated militant organizations. The map seeks to visually display the complex nature of the relationships between al Qaeda and its affiliates, as well as its rival/opposition organizations.

Iraq

This map depicts militant organizations operating in Iraq and militant organizations outside Iraq with close ties to those in the country. The map focuses on the time period following the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, though it traces groups from 2001 onwards.

Italy

This map diagrams militant organizations that operated in Italy during the 1950s through the 1980s.

North Caucasus

This map depicts terrorist organizations that operated in the North Caucasus from the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 to the present.

Northern Ireland

This map depicts militant groups operating in Northern Ireland starting in the mid-1960s up until 2006.

Pakistan

The map of Pakistani militants includes those organizations designated by the United Nations Security Council Committee charged with maintaining the "Al-Qaida Sanctions List of Entities and other groups and undertakings associated with Al-Qaida," pursuant to resolutions 1267 (1999) and 1989 (2011). The list was last updated August 2, 2012.

Pakistan -- All

This map shows militant groups operating in and out of Pakistan that fall in four categories: sectarian groups, Kashmir jihad groups, Al-Qaeda linked groups operating out of the tribal areas and Balochi groups.

Philippines

This map displays the relationships between the Communist/Socialist revolutionary groups and the Islamic revolutionary groups in the Philippines.

Somalia

This map shows militant organizations that operated in Somalia beginning in the 1980s through the present day.

Sri Lanka

The following map depicts militant groups fighting for an independent homeland for Tamil Hindus in northeastern Sri Lanka. These groups have been operating since the mid-1960s. By the 1980s, there were at least 35 different Tamil militant groups active in Sri Lanka. This map also displays governmental forces that were involved in the conflict, including the Indian Peace Keeping Force, the Sri Lankan government, and Indian Intelligence Services.

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