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Said Musa Maragha dies at 86; Arafat ally became an enemy
Said Musa Maragha, a Palestinian military commander who rose through the ranks of the Palestine Liberation Organization to become a trusted lieutenant of PLO leader Yasser Arafat, then broke away to lead Syrian-backed Palestinian rebels who besieged Arafat's forces in northern Lebanon, has died. He was 86.
By Rebecca Trounson, Los Angeles Times
January 29, 2013