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Jibril, Ahmed (1937?–)

Ahmed Jibril is the militant Palestinian leader of the Syrian-sponsored terrorist group, Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine–General Command (PFLP–GC). He is a master bomb maker and is considered by many to be one of the most dangerous terrorists of the late 20th century.

It is believed that Jibril was born in Yazur, south of Tel Aviv, although some accounts list his birthplace as Ramallah or even Syria. In any case, his family later moved to Syria, and Jibril joined the Syrian Army in 1956, rising to the rank of captain before being expelled as a troublemaker and suspected Communist in 1958. Jibril briefly worked with Yasir Arafat's Fatah movement in its early days, but left to cofound the Palestine Liberation Front (PLF). With Syrian support, the PLF carried out assassinations as well as multiple terror attacks against Israel. Jibril served ...

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