MONTREAL (Jul. 29)
A Canada-wide alert has been issued for five known terrorists linked to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine who may have gained entry to Canada with the intent of carrying out an assault on the Olympic Games here. Posters bearing likenesses and descriptions of the suspects have been sent to all Royal Canadian Mounted Police units with instructions to “locate and advise,” it was learned today.
One of the men was identified as Dib Muhamad Safadi, alias Abd-A1-Qadri Dinawy, said to be the sole survivor of the terrorist, gang that murdered 11 Israeli Olympic athletes at Munich in 1972. Another is Ali Sadah Hussein Amirah who may have visited Montreal last year for the purpose of surveying the Olympic, site for a planned assault. He was subsequently seen in West Germany and in Jericho on the West Bank. Amirah was taken into custody in an undisclosed country last May 27 but was released and may have come to Canada.
Another of the suspects, Munir Siriani, reportedly carries a passport with a U.S. visa and is accompanied by an unidentified female carrying a U.S. passport. He is believed involved in plans for an assault on the Olympics. A fourth terrorist, identified as Chew An Chung, 25, is a Malaysian described as “extremely dangerous” who is connected with the PFLP and other revolutionary organizations. He was arrested at Montreal Airport recently but later escaped.
Meanwhile, Canadian security official have expressed concern that weapons stolen in West Germany may have been smuggled into Canada for terrorist purposes including an attack on the Olympics. The weapons were described as 15-72 anti-tank missiles and eight anti-tank guns.