Sa‘d Sayil [Abu Walid]: Fatah military leader. From Nablus; joined Jordanian army, where he became an infantry brigade commander. Left Sept 70 to join Fatah, where he was made commander of the Yarmuk forces, and chaired Higher Military Committee from late 70s. An Arafat loyalist, he became a senior aide. Coordinated direct consultations with US ambassador in Lebanon to protect the US embassy in 1976. Killed in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley, 29 Sept 82.