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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It was our citizens who were taken hostage in Kuwait, in gross violation of international law, and it was on the streets of London that the Abu Nidal terrorist gang, directly sponsored by Saddam Hussein, conducted one of its most grisly assassinations.
ABU NIDAL - the ruthless Palestinian terrorist and one of the world's most wanted men - has been found dead at his home in Baghdad.
Abu Nidal was the first to take advantage of the changing situation.
The pasha told me a few stories, and others filled in the details: He made his name penetrating Palestinian extremist groups, such as the Abu Nidal organization.
Saddam's other connections, to the suicide bombers in Palestine - and to the recently deceased Abu Nidal and his network of assassins - are so well known that one hardly needs to repeat them (though they appear to have escaped the attention of the Anglican bishops, whose most recent statement applies the presumption of innocence to Saddam in a really quite touching fashion).
units and SEAL Team Six, including, in the case of the I.S.A., a Rolls-Royce and hot air balloon acquired from the Drug Enforcement Administration and, in the case of the Navy SEALs, several Mercedes-Benz sedans, acquired "on the ground that they were inconspicuous worldwide." North probably wanted the cars so he could drive to meet Abu Nidal on an equal footing.
The Abu Nidal Organization (ANO), also known as the Fatah Revolutionary Council claimed responsibility of the crime.Aa
PALESTINIAN terrorist Abu Nidal was behind the Lockerbie bombing, it was claimed yesterday.
But Mr Dalyell repeated his belief that he did not believe Gaddafi was behind the Lockerbie bombing - and blamed supporters of Palestinian terrorist Abu Nidal.
One of those deferential inquisitors could have said: "Colonel North, when you were asked about that $13,800 security gate for your house you said that you had received a threat from Abu Nidal, one of the world's foremost terrorists.
During his trial, Shaaban admitted to being part of Abu Nidal's group.
"A shot was fired, and theofficersfound that Abu Nidal had shot himself in the mouth." ButUSPresident Bush last night voiced doubts.