In the mid-1980s, in order to penetrate the Abu Nidal organization
, responsible for 900 deaths or injuries in twenty countries, Jordanian security moved against suspects' family members.
Indeed, the distinction between mercenary terrorist groups, such as the Abu Nidal Organization
(ANO), the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command (PFLPGC), and the larger crime cartels is increasingly blurred as their mutual interest in defeating the forces of law and order encourages cooperation between them.
* The Abu Nidal Organization
, a Palestinian group based in Damascus that is no longer very active.
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.
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
. Once he had burrowed into the terrorists' lair, he was able to plant rumors and disinformation that set the group's members fighting among themselves.
The Abu Nidal Organization
(ANO), also known as the Fatah Revolutionary Council claimed responsibility of the crime.Aa