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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Safarini, who confessed to the attack and pledged allegiance to the Abu Nidal Organization (ANO), was sentenced to 160 years in 2004.
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 Lebanese civil war lasted till the end of that decade which also witnessed the Israeli invasion in June 1982 following the attempt of the Abu Nidal Organization to assassinate the Israeli Ambassador to London Shlomo Argov, as if Lebanon were responsible for the terror perpetrated by a group having ties with Saddam Hussein and charged with murdering the symbols of national Palestinian activism.
In June 1982, Israel invaded Lebanon following the attempted murder of an Israeli diplomat in London by agents of the Abu Nidal Organization.
The CIA's attention shifted to terrorism in the 1980s, starting with the successful campaign against the Abu Nidal organization.