The attempted assassination was carried out by the Abu Nidal Organization
, a Palestinian faction that was not part of the PLO.
The report describes where each group gets support, and it shows the government of Iran giving aid to nine of the 44: the Abu Nidal Organization
, a murderous Palestinian group; the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, a Palestinian group; Ansar e Islam, an Iraqi band; HAMAS in the Gaza strip; Hezbollah in Lebanon, Kata'ib Hezbollah, an Iraqi group; the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), although the report says that since 1999 Iran has "cooperated to a limited fashion" with Turkey in combating the PKK; the Palestine Islamic Jihad; and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine--General Command.
Both of these groups -- the PFLP and the Abu Nidal Organization
(ANO) -- now have offices, along with other terrorist organizations, in Baghdad.
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
The Abu Nidal Organization
(ANO), also known as the Fatah Revolutionary Council claimed responsibility of the crime.