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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Envoy's Killer Named

Lebanese police named the suspected killer of a Jordanian diplomat as Youssef Mahmoud Shaaban, a Palestinian, and a security official said that he was a follower of radical guerrilla leader Abu Nidal.


A senior security official said the alleged killer and three suspected Palestinian accomplices in the murder of Naeb Maaytah were members of Abu Nidal's Fatah Revolutionary Council.


"They said they were members of the Revolutionary Council," the official said.


The Faith Revolutionary Council, which broke away from PLO chairman Yasser Arafat's mainstream Fatah faction in 1973, is strongly opposed to peace deals with Israel.