Bad blood and breakups: The biggest splits in global terror
Militant factions and international terror groups are typically on the bad side of major global powers. The combined military force and intelligence apparatus of the nations waging war on terrorism and militancy provide a significant threat to groups from Colombia to Yemen, who just as soon as declaring their existence could find themselves on the wrong end of a drone strike.
But not all threats are external. Conflicting ideologies, controversial decisions, or differences in strategy can lead to internal strife that can dissolve a group or even lead to a split. A “breakup," if you will.
Sometimes breakups mean you can still be still be friends with your ex, other times the love is lost and hate is found. From the IRA’s confusing century of infighting to Nusra Front's decision to break up (but still be friends) with al-Qaeda, here's our list of militant and/or terrorist groups who've splintered, re-aligned, shuffled, dissolved, or yes - broke up with one another.