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Abu Nidal (أبو نضال)
Sabri Khalil al-Banna (صبري خليل البنا)
|Died||16 August 2002 (age 65)
|Resting place||al-Karakh's Islamic cemetery, Baghdad, in a grave marked "M7"|
|Alma mater||Cairo University|
|Political party||Fatah – The Revolutionary Council (فتح المجلس الثوري)
known as the Abu Nidal Organization, part of the Palestinian rejectionist front
|Children||One son, two daughters|
|Parent(s)||Hajj Khalil al-Banna (father)|
Abu Nidal (Arabic: أبو نضالcode: ar is deprecated ) (May 1937 – 16 August 2002), born Sabri Khalil al-Banna (Arabic: صبري خليل البناcode: ar is deprecated ), was the founder of Fatah – The Revolutionary Council (Arabic: فتح المجلس الثوريcode: ar is deprecated ), a militant Palestinian separatist group also known as the Abu Nidal Organization (ANO). At the height of his power in the 1970s and 1980s, Abu Nidal was mostly known as the most merciless of the Palestinian political leaders. He told Der Spiegel in a rare interview in 1985: "I am the evil spirit which moves around only at night causing ... nightmares."
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