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Ahmad Jibril
Ramla, Palestine
Ahmad Jibril - Head of PFLP-GC. Born 1935, Ramla; army cadet, then an officer, rising to the rank of captain; stablished Palestine Liberation Front 1959.
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Ahmad Jibril

Ahmad Jibril head of PFLP-GC. Born 1935, Ramle, fled with family to Syria in 1948, and later became an army cadet, then an officer, rising to the rank of captain. Left army and established Palestine Liberation Front in 1959, with close ties to Syrian army. Closely cooperation with Fatah after 1965, but merged group into creating the PFLP in 1967.

Held operational leadership of PFLP whilst Habash was imprisoned, but after disagreements with Marxist turn, left to form PFLP-GC in Oct. 1968. His eldest son, Muhammad Jihad Jibril, was killed in a car bomb in Beirut on 20 May 2002, which Ahmad Jibril blamed on Israel.

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