Lebanese Armed Revolutionary Faction (LARF)
LEBANESE ARMED REVOLUTIONARY FACTION (LARF)
Lebanese armed group, created in 1979 by Georges Ibraham Abdallah, after the breakup of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine–Special Operations (PFLP–SO), of WadiD Haddad. The hard core of this group was made up of approximately thirty members from five important families from the north of Lebanon. Backed by Syria, the LARF wanted to free Lebanon from all foreign presence. This group was responsible for many attacks, some of which were carried out in the West against Israeli citizens or offices. The LARF ceased to exist in 1986. Abdallah himself has been in prison in France since 1984. He was convicted in 1987 for the killing of an Israeli diplomat in 1982.
SEE ALSO Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine–Special Operations.