Marxist-Leninist group formed by Abu Salim in 1979 after breaking away from the now-defunct PFLP-Special Operations Group.
Has claimed responsibility for several notorious international terrorist attacks in Western Europe, including the bombing of a restaurant frequented by US servicemen in Torrejon, Spain, in April 1985. Eighteen Spanish civilians were killed in the attack.
Location/Area of Operation
Operates out of southern Lebanon, in various areas of the Middle East, and in Western Europe.
Probably receives financial and military support from Syria, Libya, and Iraq.