Planner of Munich Olympics attack dies in Syria

Mohammed Oudeh, the key planner of the 1972 Munich Olympics attack has died.

Damascus: Mohammed Oudeh, the key planner of the 1972 Munich Olympics attack that killed 11 Israeli athletes, has died in Damascus. He was 73.

His daughter, Hana Oudeh, says her father died of kidney failure. She says he was rushed to Damascus` Andalus hospital after falling sick, and passed away on Saturday morning.

Mohammed Oudeh, also known as Abu Daoud, did not participate in the attack on September 5, 1972.

He was a leader of "Black September," an offshoot of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat`s Fatah group that was established to avenge the 1970 expulsion of Palestinian guerrillas from Jordan.

Hana Oudeh says her father will be buried later Saturday in Damascus` Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp.

He is survived by five daughters and a son.

Bureau Report

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