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Unconfirmed report that PFLP-GC chief killed by Islamists

Unconfirmed reports late Monday claimed PFLP-GC leader Ahmed Jibril was killed in an IED attack in Syria carried out by the Nusra Front. It was not clear when or where the attack supposedly took place.

PFLP-GC chief Ahmed Jibril (right) pictured with Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah in Beirut in May 2002. Jibril's son, Jihad Jibril, was killed in a car bombing in Beirut that month. (photo credit: AP Photo/Bassem Tellawi)
PFLP-GC chief Ahmed Jibril (right) pictured with Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah in Beirut in May 2002. Jibril’s son, Jihad Jibril, was killed in a car bombing in Beirut that month. (photo credit: AP Photo/Bassem Tellawi)

Jibril’s group is a close ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government.

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