Britannica said this:
Terrorism, the systematic use of violence to create a general climate of fear in a population
And I got this from wikipedia:
In its broadest sense, terrorism is any act designed to cause terror
My question is, if some kind of act, which was not designed to give fear, ignites fear as a side effect, does it count as terrorism? for example, a military operation designed to destroy an organization generates a large amount of collateral damage that gives fear and insecurity to local population. Its purpose wasn't to terror, but its side effect gives terror. It is terrorism?
Another question is, if some kind of act was done in order to give terror, but it failed to achieve its purpose, does it still count as terrorism?