Definition of Asala
1. Noun. A militant Marxist-Leninist terrorist organization formed in 1975 to force Turkey to acknowledge killing more than a million Armenians and forcibly removing them from border areas in 1915; wants Turkey to pay reparations and cede territory to Armenia. "ASALA bombing at Orly Airport in Paris in 1983 killed 8 and wounded 55 people"
Category relationships: Act Of Terrorism, Terrorism, Terrorist Act
Generic synonyms: Foreign Terrorist Organization, Fto, Terrorist Group, Terrorist Organization
Geographical relationships: Armenia, Hayastan, Republic Of Armenia
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Literary usage of Asala
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. When the Lights Go Out, and Never Come Back On: Nuclear Terrorism in America by Bruce Hoffman, United States Dept. of Energy, Rand Corporation (1987)
"The asala was at the peak of its activity in the early 1981 mid-1984. The group's willingness to engage in large-scale, indisc its July 1983 attack on the ..."
2. Terrorist Group Profiles (1993)
"Armenian Secret Army for the Liberation of Armenia (asala) Date Formed 1975. ... Background asala is a transnational, ethnic terrorist organization that ..."
3. African Adventurers by Jean Kenyon Mackenzie (1917)
""asala has come home!" they cried. "How she has grown and her hair is dressed a new way! Ah, asala, did you run away from your marriage that we see you with ..."
4. Report of a Tour in Eastern Rajputana in 1871-72 and 1872-73 by A. C. L. Carlleyle (1878)
"This inscription states that it was executed in the time of 'Raja asala Deva of the ... is said to have been Iswara Sena, who was the son of asala Deva. ..."
5. The Red Sea and Gulf of Aden Pilot by William James Lloyd Wharton, John Phillips, Great Britain Hydrographic Office (1900)
"The country immediately around is well watered and cultivated. South-eastward of Al-asala is the tomb of a sheikh near the beach, ..."
6. Patterns of Global Terrorism, 1997 edited by Christopher W. Ross (1998)
"asala had not conducted terrorist attacks in several years, however, and it is unclear whether the attack was carried out by asala, individual Armenians ..."
7. Dictionary and Grammar of the Language of Saʻa and Ulawa, Solomon Islands by Walter George Ivens (1918)
"... its youth, his youth, youthfulness. sa'asala to be clear, without support, not touching the ground, sala 3. pulo sa'asala, to turn back before reaching. ..."
8. An African Trail by Jean Kenyon Mackenzie (1917)
"And there is an answer to this voiced human frailty: "There is power," declares asala, cast off by a cruel husband and by him persecuted after fashions of ..."