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Noun: Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam
  1. A terrorist organization in Sri Lanka that began in 1970 as a student protest over the limited university access for Tamil students; currently seeks to establish an independent Tamil state called Eelam; relies on guerilla strategy including terrorist tactics that target key government and military personnel
    "the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam perfected suicide bombing as a weapon of war";
    - LTTE, Tamil Tigers, Tigers, World Tamil Association, World Tamil Movement

Type of: foreign terrorist organisation [Brit], foreign terrorist organization, FTO, terrorist group, terrorist organisation [Brit], terrorist organization

Encyclopedia: Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam