Part of the This day in Islamic terrorism series.
There has been a long time alliance between the far left and jihadists, But this is only example that I know of where the two physically work together in a terrorist operation.
On 31 January 1974, four men armed with submachine guns and explosives attacked the Shell oil refinery complex on Pulau Bukom, a small island lying south of Singapore. The terrorists were two members of the Japanese Red Army (JRA) and two members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). Their goal was to disrupt the oil supply from Singapore to other countries, especially South Vietnam. On 1 February 1974, a PFLP spokesman made a statement in Beirut that the attack was a warning to all monopolistic oil companies on one hand and imperialism in general on the other - especially the perceived oppression of the Arab masses in the Middle East.
At the beginning of their operation, the terrorists' boat ran aground on a coral reef. They managed to reach the shore of Bukom after convincing an unsuspecting boatman to tow them towards the island. As they headed towards a gate of an oil tank farm, they fired shots at two passing vehicles although no one was injured. A sentry at a security post managed to escape and raise the alarm.
The terrorists were able to detonate 3 of the 12 explosives they were carrying, but they caused little damage. To escape, they then hijacked the ferryboat Laju at the Bukom jetty and held 5 crew members hostage. This led to a chase and Laju was quickly surrounded by marine police boats and navy gunboats at the Eastern Anchorage.
This was followed by a few days of intense negotiation, during which two hostages managed to escape by jumping overboard in the middle of the night. The terrorists later agreed to release the other crew members in exchange for a party of "guarantors" for their safe passage to the Middle East. This 12-men party consisted of 4 commandos from the Singapore Armed Forces and 8 other government officials. The party was led by the Director of Security and Intelligence Division at the Ministry of Defence, S R Nathan, who later became the President of Singapore and Mr Tay Seow Huah, the first Director of Security and Intelligence Division.
On the night of 7 February, the group was transferred from Laju to the Marine Police Headquarters and then to the airport. After they freed the remaining three hostages, the four terrorists left Singapore on 8 February at 1:25 am, accompanied by Nathan’s team on a flight to Kuwait.
Feb 3 1986, Pro Iranian group Fouad Ali Saleh bombs the Claridge Passage in Paris, 7 injured.
Feb 4 1986, Fouad Ali Saleh bombs the Gilbert book shop in Paris
Feb 4 2002, Strasbourg cathedral bombing plot foiled
Feb 5 1986, FNAC-sports Paris, 15 injured
Feb 5 1992, two bus bombs in Urumqi, China 3 killed, 23 injured by the East Turkistan Islamic Movement
Feb 14 1998, India Coimbatore bombings, Bombings by suspected Islamic Jihadi groups on an election rally in the city of Coimbatore kill about 60 people.
Feb 16 2002, Two teenagers were killed and about 30 people were wounded, six seriously, when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a pizzeria in the shopping mall in Karnei Shomron. A third person subsequently died of his injuries. The Popular Front for the Libera.
Feb 18 2002: An Israeli Bedouin policeman was killed by a suicide bomber whom he had stopped for questioning on the Ma'ale Adumim-Jerusalem road. The terrorist succeeded in detonating the bomb in his car. The Fatah al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades claimed responsibility.
Feb 21 1970 Popular Front for the Liberation of Palistine bombs SwissAir 330, killing 47.
Feb 23 1985 Hezbollah bombs a Marks and Spencer shop in Paris, 1 killed.
Feb 24 1997 Ali Abu Kamal opens fire on tourists at an observation deck atop the Empire State Building in New York City, killing a Danish national and wounding visitors from the United States, Argentina, Switzerland and France before turning the gun on himself. A handwritten note carried by the gunman claims this was a punishment attack against the "enemies of Palestine".
Feb 25 - March 4 1996, A series of four suicide bombings in Israel leave 60 dead and 284 wounded within ten days.
Feb 26 1993 World Trade Center bombed by AQ, 6 killed, over 1000 injured.
Feb 27 2002: A Palestinian suicide bomber blew herself up at a roadblock on the Jerusalem-Modi'in highway, injuring three policemen.