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Red Army Faction


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  • proper n. A militant left-wing terrorist group in postwar West Germany.

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  • n. a Marxist and Maoist terrorist organization in Germany; a network of underground guerillas who committed acts of violence in the service of the class struggle; a successor to the Baader-Meinhof Gang; became one of Europe's most feared terrorist groups; disbanded in 1998


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  • The Baader-Meinhofs, who actually went by the name Red Army Faction (RAF), were a group of Communist terrorists who committed several acts of violence until they were captured in 1972.

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  • A left-wing terrorist group known as the Red Army Faction claimed responsibility for the killing.

    Bomb Sent to Deutsche Bank Is Intercepted

  • In 1989, a group known as the Red Army Faction claimed responsibility for killing the bank's then-CEO, Alfred Herrhausen, in an explosion while he rode to work in his limousine.

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  • Opinion-makers on the left also showed a certain affinity for the gang -- Nobel Prize-winning author Heinrich Böll admiringly called the Red Army Faction's campaign the "war of six against sixty million."

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  • The Baader-Meinhof gang, also known as the Red Army Faction, were behind kidnaps and killings in West Germany....

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  • Baader-Meinhof: also known as Red Army Faction (RAF); operations are primarily ün the Federal Republic of Germany. balaclava: a knitted hood commonly used by CT operators to conceal facial features.

    Rogue Warrior

  • At the same time, starting in 1977, the so-called Red Army Faction [Baader-Meinhof terrorists] murdered key people in the field of

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  • The Baader Meinhof Group (more properly known as the Red Army Faction) was one of the most notorious radical-left terrorist groups, operating in West Germany from the late 1960s, especially during the "German Autumn" of 1977.

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  • The gang was officially known as the Red Army Faction, and it was the newspapers that dubbed them the Baader-Meinhof Gang.


  • It accommodates more than one point of view; it's equal parts heat and light, pulp and sobriety; it paints its various subjects, key members of the far-left German terrorist organization known as the Red Army Faction, as neither martyrs nor subhuman rabble. -


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