The most important organisations inside the PLO, except for Fatah and the PLA :
Peoples Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP):
Founded and under leadership of the christian Dr. George Habbash. The most important organisation in the PLO after Fatah. Marxist and Pan-arabic. Under Syrian influence.
Strength in Lebanon : 3000.
Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP):
Leader: Nayif Hawatmeh. Marxist. Much importance is given to ideology. Is relatively independent of the other arab regimes.
Strength in Lebanon : 1000.
Peoples Front for the Liberation of Palestine - Central Commando (PFLP-GC):
Leader : Ahmed Jibril. Very strong ties with Syria.
Strength in Lebanon : 800.
As Saiqa ("Ligthning Bolt"):
Leader : Assam Al-Qadhi. This organisation are the armed forces of the Palestinian wing of the Syrian Baath party and is completely under Syrian control.
Strength in Lebanon : 1300.
Popular Struggle Front (PSF):
Strength in Lebanon : 600.
Palestinian Liberation Front (PLF):
Leader : Abu al-Abbas. Somewhere between Arafat and Syria. Most important operation : Hijacking of the ship "Achille Lauro".
Strength in Lebanon : 500.
Arab Liberation Front (ALF):
Leader : Abd al-Rahim Ahmad. Pro-Irak and anti Syria.
Strength in Lebanon : 400.