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Cellules Communistes Combattantes

Cellules Communistes Combattantes
Logo of the CCC
Major actions 1983 (1983)–January 1986 (1986-01)
Leader(s) Pierre Carette & Bertrand Sassoye
Active region(s) Belgium
Ideology Marxist-Leninist
Attacks on property and international organisation
Status Inactive
Means of revenue Robbery

Cellules Communistes Combattantes (CCC; Communist Combatant Cells) was a Belgian terrorist organization committed to a Communist ideology.

The cells were active for less than two years in the mid-1980s; primarily engaged in bombings within Belgium's borders. While the group was based in Belgium, their targets and goals were predominantly international. CCC attacked perceived enemies of communism, specifically NATO, US and other international businesses and the Federation of Belgian Enterprises. The Cellules Communistes Combattantes primarily targeted property rather than human representatives of capitalism, NATO, etc., and warned authorities ahead of an attack. Nevertheless, CCC bombings led to several injuries and two deaths. In December 1985, police arrested CCC leader and founder Pierre Carette and others, in an American-styled burger restaurant.

Carette's conviction on 14 January 1986 essentially eliminated the CCC. The Cellules Communistes Combattantes has not been active since 1985.

Pierre Carette was released from prison in February 2003. In 2008, Pierre Carette and Bertrand Sassoye were arrested again on parole violations and connections to the Italian terrorist group Partito Comunista Politico-Militare, but the court ordered their release a few days later, on 17 June.[1][2]

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