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Abu Nidal (أبو نضال)
Sabri Khalil al-Banna (صبري خليل البنا)

May 1937
Died 16 August 2002 (age 65)
Resting place al-Karakh's Islamic cemetery, Baghdad, in a grave marked "M7"
Nationality Palestinian
Alma mater Cairo University
Occupation Militant
Political party Fatah – The Revolutionary Council (فتح المجلس الثوري)
known as the Abu Nidal Organization, part of the Palestinian rejectionist front
Spouse(s) Hiyam al-Bita
Children One son, two daughters
Parent(s) Hajj Khalil al-Banna (father)

Abu Nidal (Arabic: أبو نضال ) (May 1937 – 16 August 2002), born Sabri Khalil al-Banna (Arabic: صبري خليل البنا ), was the founder of Fatah – The Revolutionary Council (Arabic: فتح المجلس الثوري ), 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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