Shaker al-Abssi (1955-2008?) (Arabic: شاكر العبسي) was a veteran Palestinian guerrilla and Fatah al-Islam's leader. On 10 December, 2008 Fatah al-Islam announced that al-Abssi was believed to have been killed or arrested in ambush by Syrian security forces.
On June 21, 2007, al-Abssi and 15 other accused Fatah al-Islam members were formally charged by Lebanese State Prosecutor Saeed Mirza in a criminal case accusing them of carrying out the February 13, 2007 bus bombings in the mountain village of Ain-Alaq. Al-Abbsi and other defendants were also charged with bombing two civilian buses on the eve of a Cedar Revolution rally planned to commemorate the two-year anniversary of the assassination of the former Lebanese prime minister, Rafik Hariri.
On September 2, 2007, al-Abssi was allegedly killed in the north of Tripoli. A body believed to be al-Abassi's has undergone DNA and blood tests, and the Lebanese army confirmed it to be his. A total of 39 Islamist militants were killed by Lebanese troops in a pre-dawn attempt to escape from the Palestinian refugee camp in which they had been besieged for three months by the Lebanese army.
However, a DNA test carried out on the body did not confirm his death. The body discovered belonged to a man in his thirties, while Absi was fifty-six at the time. The DNA was also compared to samples from his brother and daughter and found not to match. 
In October 2008, al-Abssi was reported captured in Syria.  However, other reports had him still on the run. In November 2008, after a car bombing in Damascus, al-Abssi's daughter Wafa was shown on Syrian TV along with other purported Fatah al-Islam members. On 10 December 2008 the group said Shaker al-Abssi and two other members had been ambushed by the Syrian security forces in the small town of Jermana, south of Damascus, and that he had been killed or arrested.
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