Greece's New Generation of Terrorists, Part 2: The Conspiracy of Cells of Fire (CCF)

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On 2 November 2010, the Greek government took the unprecedented step of suspending international airmail for 48 hours after a wave of parcel bombs targeting the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, the Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi, and the French President Nicholas Sarkozy as well as a number of foreign embassies in Greece and across Europe caused a major security scare. Responsibility for the parcel bombs campaign, which placed European counterterrorism authorities on high alert, was claimed by the Greek anarchist-oriented guerrilla group, Conspiracy of Cells of Fire (CCF). Since its emergence in 2008, CCF has become one of the most active of Greece's new generation of urban guerrilla groups. This article examines CCF's campaign of violence and explains its selection of targets and the nature of its organizational and operational development.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1057610X.2012.702670

Affiliations: School of Law, Social Sciences, and Communications,University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, UK

Publication date: September 1, 2012

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