The Red Brigades (Brigate Rosse) were an Italian terrorist group who followed an Marxist/Leninist ideology and were dedicated to Revolutionary Violence. Founded between 1969/1970 they were operational until 1988.
They operated in five divisions, in the cities of Milan, Turin, Genoa, Rome, and Venice. These divisions were further broken down into cells of four to five. Each cell operated independently of each other for security purposes.
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