A group of terrorists
together. The members of a cell
will usually all know each other
, but will not necessarily know anyone outside the cell
. The leader of the cell
will have some channel
to communicate to and from higher headquarters.
A terrorist cell is usually organized around the accomplishment of a specific type of mission. Some cells may be organized around suicide missions, while others may be planting explosive devices. The size of a cell is chosen as a tradeoff between security (smaller cells means fewer harmed by a compromise) and effectiveness (larger cells can get more done).
Terrorist cells need less two-way interconnectivity than resistance cells need, and are more likely to have a strict reporting hierarchy.