But the PFLP-GC
is not the only non-Libyan suspect.
Two of the key PFLP-GC
members involved tracked down
For his part, Wissam Sbneh, a member of the Palestinian Jafra Foundation, blamed the PFLP-GC
and the army.
Most Palestinians in Syria remained on the sidelines of the 2-year-old conflict, but PFLP-GC
has fought alongside government troops against the rebels trying to topple Assad.
In the weeks preceding the bombing, German security authorities had rounded up a PFLP-GC
cell in an operation codenamed Autumn Leaves.
Hafez Dalkamoni, a seasoned PFLP-GC
operative, considered highly dangerous by the US, British and Israeli security services, was allegedly also a key player in the plot.
Now, whether that is happening because PFLP-GC
is close to Syria's cause, or it is actually involved in infiltration, matters not under the circumstances because Lebanon seems to have taken the decision to pre-empt any move by President Assad.
Under such pressures, in the absence of dialogue with the US, Assad may exercise what he feels is the only option remaining open to Damascus: to create a new alliance encompassing Hizbollah, Hamas, Islamic Jihad, the PFLP-GC
and other Palestinian groups - as well as the Iraqi insurgency - as a spearhead of resistance to American interests and to Israel.
has long opposed the Mideast peace process and is listed by the US as a terrorist organisation.
is a splinter group of the PFLP founded by Ahmad Jabril, a former Syrian Army officer.
Indeed devices identical to the one used on Flight 103 were found during a raid on a flat in Frankfurt used by members of the PFLP-GC
The war chests of the ANO, the PFLP-GC
, 17 May, Hezbollah, and other militant Muslim organizations are full.