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Fatah Uprising

Description

Fatah Uprising was formed in 1983 after its leaders disagreed with Yasser Arafat about the lack of PLO involvement following Israel's invasion of Lebanon. Syria has supported Fatah Uprising for most of its history. The organization has been opposed to negotiations with Israel and it disagreed with the Oslo Accords signed in 1993.

In April 2004, the Associated Press received a faxed statement saying that Fatah Uprising was seeking to reunite with Arafat's Fatah organization. The statement indicated that Deputy Secretary Abu Khaled Omla was seeking to talk with Arafat about the possibility of reunification.

Strength

Unknown.

Location

Based out of Damascus in Syria.

Leadership

Through most of its existence, Fatah Uprising was led by former Jordanian Colonel Saeed Moussa, also known as Abu Moussa. In 1983, Moussa led Fatah Uprising forces against Arafat supporters and drove them out of Lebanon in December of that year. More recently, Abu Khaled Omla has played a leading role in the organization as Deputy Secretary of its Central Committee.

State Sponsor

Syria

Activities



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