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PLO Biggie Dies of Bullet Wound

July 27, 1979
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Zuhair Mohsen, the military chief of the Palestine Liberation Organization who was shot in the head by gunmen yesterday, died today at Saint Roch Hospital in Nice. The 43-year-old Mohsen, who was also head of the pro-Syrian Saiqa group, was shot when he returned to his luxury apartment in Cannes. His body will be flown to Damascus for burial. The PLO has blamed Israel and “those responsible for the Camp David agreement” but French police believe it may be a result of inter-Arab disputes following the recent seizure of the Egyptian Embassy in Ankara, Turkey by a group called the Eagles of the Revolution, an off-shoot of Saiqa. Meanwhile, a four-man PLO delegation has arrived in France to Investigate the shooting of Mohsen.

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