Abu Nidal Organization

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Noun1.Abu Nidal Organization - a Palestinian international terrorist organization that split from the PLO in 1974; has conducted terrorist attacks in 20 countries; "in the 1980s the Fatah-RC was considered the most dangerous and murderous Palestinian terror group"
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
Palestine - a former British mandate on the east coast of the Mediterranean; divided between Jordan and Israel in 1948
Al-Iraq, Irak, Iraq, Republic of Iraq - a republic in the Middle East in western Asia; the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia was in the area now known as Iraq
Lebanese Republic, Lebanon - an Asian republic at east end of Mediterranean
Libya, Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya - a military dictatorship in northern Africa on the Mediterranean; consists almost entirely of desert; a major exporter of petroleum
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The four suspects are believed to have been members of the Abu Nidal Organisation, which was designated a terrorist organisation by the US Department of State.
Safarini, who confessed to the attack and pledged allegiance to the Abu Nidal Organization (ANO), was sentenced to 160 years in 2004.
In the past, there were leaders who spoke loudly in support of the Palestinian cause, such as Abu Nidal (Sabri Khalil Al-Banna), Abu Abbas (Mohammed Zaidan), Saddam Hussein and Hafez Assad.
2002 - Palestinian fighter Abu Nidal found dead in his Baghdad home.
Abu Nidal Organization: This was once an extremely active and bloody Palestinian group that has fallen on hard times since its leader died in 2002.
High-profile terrorists like the Palestinian Abu Nidal, and the Venezuelan-born Ilich Ram'edrez S'e1nchez " known as Carlos the Jackal " were behind many of the era's most spectacular and bloody attacks.
A member of the General Committee for the Popular Front, Abu Nidal Toman, said that the Forces intend to resist the measures through a series of actions until UNRWA reverses its decision.
Another report in the Jerusalem Post claimed that the victim was a member of the "Revolutionary Council, commonly known as the Abu Nidal terrorist organisation.
There are a few celebrated cases that illustrate how devastating such a campaign can be: In the late 1980s, the Abu Nidal organization was shattered by internal disputes encouraged by the intelligence services of the U.
The last terrorist attack in Cyprus was in 1988 when two members of the pro-Palestinian Abu Nidal organisation made an attempt on the Israeli embassy in Nicosia.
Despite ongoing Iraqi support for Abu Nidal and other terrorist groups during the 1980s, the Reagan administration removed Iraq from the State Department's list of state sponsors of terrorism to provide the regime with thiodiglycol, a key component in the manufacture of mustard gas, and other chemical precursors for their weapons program.
Militant Abu Nidal, in the town of Arbin, said: "The UN spoke with us and since then we prepared samples of hair, skin and blood and smuggled them back into Damascus with trusted couriers.