Monday, May 20, 2002

Beirut blast kills PFLP-GC leader's son



Jihad ( note the name ) Jabril, 41, the son of Ahmad Jibril, commander of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command, was killed Monday in a car-bomb explosion in Beirut. Lebanese security sources said explosives had been placed under the driver seat of a car.

PFLP-GC officials blamed Monday's killing on Israel, claiming retaliation for firing of Katyusha rockets from southern Lebanon into northern Israel last month in support of the Palestinian intifada.

Jibril's group, which opposes the policies of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and rejects any peace accord with Israel and is on the U.S. list of terrorist organizations.


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