Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Links, sources on Iran - Hezbollah attacks
BBC ON THIS DAY | 4 | 1979: Militants storm US embassy in Tehran
1979: Militants storm US embassy in Tehran. Militant Islamic students in Iran have stormed the US embassy in the Iranian capital,Tehran, and taken more than ...
Briefing: the 444-day US embassy siege, Tehran 1979 - Times Online
... anti-American protests had run through Tehran after the US offered refuge to the Shah of Iran, ...
Hizballah (Party of God)
Hizbollah was established in 1982 during the Lebanon War when a group of Lebanese ... in October 1983 and the US Embassy Annex in Beirut in September 1984. ...
Profiles in terror: the guide to Middle East terrorist organizations - Page 169
Aaron Mannes - 2004 - 372 pages - Preview
Hizbullah pioneered many terrorist tactics, including suicide bombing and the massive simultaneous truck or car bomb attack. Hizbullah also developed expertise in constructing highly effective explosive devices. ...
U.S.A. Patriot Act of 2001 - Page 12
Howard Ball - 2004 - 265 pages - Preview
The massive truck-bomb blast, containing between 5000 to 20000 pounds of explosives, killed nineteen Americans and ... The Saudi Hezbollah was the Islamic terrorist cell that carried out the attack, evidently with support from Iran.
The axis of evil: Iran, Hizballah, and Palestinian terror - Page 92
Shaul Shay - 2005 - 262 pages - Preview
M Suicide attack against the US Embassy in Kuwait. From November 1983 to March 1985 the arena for Shiite terrorist ... against Western targets in Kuwait including the French Embassy, the control tower at the international airport, ...
American Hiroshima: The Reasons Why And A Call To Strengthen ...
David J. Dionisi - 2005 - 232 pages - [p. 61]
The attack killed 241 US Marines. December 12, 1983: Members of al Dawa or “The Call,” an Iranian-backed group, bombed multiple targets in Kuwait. Targets included the American embassy, the French embassy, the control tower at the ...
Without future: the plight of Syrian Jewry
Saul S. Friedman - 1989 - 146 pages - Snippet view [page 17]
But since his disappearance, Lebanese Jews have tried, with limited success, to avoid provoking anti-Zionist gangs. ... returned to his family, although Hezbollah (a terrorist organization) announced his execution on February 19, 1986. ...
Political terrorism: a new guide to actors, authors, concepts, ... - Page 609
Alex Peter Schmid, Albert J. Jongman - 2005 - 700 pages - Preview
It has taken hostage at least twelve Jews in southern Lebanon in response to the Israeli invasion. ... the involved prison director, to blow up the Italian embassy in Beirut and to kidnap and torture any Iranian civilian in the world. ...
Newsweek: Volume 109
1987 - [page 117]
The fanatics in Beirut can kidnap them, torture them, hang them publicly and dump their bodies on the streets — but apparently they can't make Westerners leave. Even after three more Americans were kidnapped last week, there were still ...
Re: Hezbollah > America - By Andy McCarthy - The Corner - National ...
Apr 29, 2008 ... Hezbollah operatives kidnapped William Francis Buckley, ... Under [top Hezbo honcho, the late Imad] Mugniyah's direction, Buckley was tortured for 15 months, ... kidnapped and ultimately murdered Colonel William Higgins, ...
Hezbollah: born with a vengeance - Google Books Result
Hala Jaber - 1997 - History - 240 pages - Page 118
The affair confirms the direct involvement of the Guards' special security apparatus in the kidnapping of Western hostages and suggests that Buckley's ...
Iran's president recruits terror master - Times Online Apr 23, 2006 ... And you can't talk about Hezbollah and not think about Iran. ... Imad will be the one to act,” a western intelligence source said last week. ... West when he was involved in the kidnapping, torture and mutilation of William Buckley, ... The kidnapping led to the Iran-contra affair, one of the most ...
Myths & Facts - Israel and Lebanon
I treated men whose testicles had been cut off in torture sessions. .... For Hezbollah, it is a reason to keep its militia armed and active, ... trucks carrying explosives into the U.S. Marine and French military barracks near Beirut, ... In 1985, Hizballah operatives began kidnapping Westerners off the streets of ...
Michael J. Totten: Hezbollah Scouts Out The Hague
Mar 4, 2009 ... Fifty eight French soldiers were killed by another Hezbollah suicide ... Imad Mugniyeh kidnapped 96 foreign civilians – mostly Westerners – between 1982 and 1992. ... they tortured him to death, and they did it on video. ...
frontline: target america: terrorist attacks on americans, 1979-1988 Eventually, 30 Westerners would be kidnapped during the 10-year-long Lebanese ... U.S. officials believed that the Iranian-backed Hezbollah was behind most ...
Congressional Record - Page 112
Between 1982 and 1992, more than 30 Westerners were abducted by this organization, some tortured and killed. .... cell infiltrated Israel through a tunnel, murdered two Israeli soldiers, and kidnapped 19 year old Corporal Gilad Shalit. ...
The World's Most Threatening Terrorist Networks and Criminal Gangs - Page 129
Michael T. Kindt, Jerrold M. Post, Barry R. Schneider - 2009 - 281 pages - Preview
Many civilians were also among the 30 Westerners kidnapped during the 1980s. These included cases such as Terry Waite, ... Associated Press reporter Terry Anderson who was held for nearly seven years at the hands of Hezbollah, ...
Lebanon's Hezbollah - Page 48
Ann Byers - 2003 - 64 pages - Preview
1975-1976 Civil war in Lebanon. 1978 Israel enters Lebanon and occupies areas adjacent to its border with Lebanon. ... September 20, 1984 Hezbollah bombs US Embassy annex in East Beirut, killing 24. 1984-1988 Seventeen Americans and ...
Profiles in terror: the guide to Middle East terrorist organizations - Page 149
Aaron Mannes - 2004 - 372 pages - Preview
On April 5, 1988, Hizbullah hijacked Kuwait Airlines Flight 422, again attempting to force Kuwait to release the Iraqi al-Da'wa prisoners. Ultimately, these prisoners were released from Kuwaiti a prison by Iraq during their occupation ...
The devil we know: dealing with the new Iranian superpower - Page 191
Robert Baer - 2008 - 279 pages - Preview
As a member of Hezbollah's polit- buro told me in March 2008, it was in 1990 that Hezbollah gave up “the ... hijacked Kuwait Airways flight 422 — managed to escape from prison when the United States invaded Iraq in August 1990. ...
Patterns of global terrorism 1985-2005: U.S. Department of State reports with supplementary documents and statistics, Volume 1
Anna Sabasteanski - 2005 - 535 pages - Page 62
Some elements in Iran may have provided support for the hijackings by Hizballah of Kuwait Airways Flight 422 on 5 ... of these anti-Saudi operations, which were primarily directed at the offices of the Saudi national airline, Saudia. ...
Conflict and cooperation in the Gulf region - Page 60
Joseph Kostiner - 2009 - 287 pages - Preview
Iran responded. Since Iraqi oil exports through the Gulf had been shut down, Iran's response was directed against the Gulf states. On 7 May, Iran's fighter aircraft hit a Saudi tanker. On 13 and 14 May, Iran attacked Kuwaiti tankers ...
Middle East Contemporary Survey 1986: Volume 10; Volume 1986 - Page 562
Itamar Rabinovich, Haim Shaked - 1988 - 694 pages - Full view
In May, two Iranian helicopter gunboats struck two missiles at the Saudi oil tanker al-Nasr al-'Arabi 70 miles off the coast of Qatar. The attack was apparently a reprisal for an Iraqi attack on a supertanker heading for an Iranian oil ...
Encyclopedia of modern worldwide extremists and extremist groups - Page 130
Stephen E. Atkins - 2004 - 404 pages - Preview
In 1983 and 1984, open fighting broke out between the adherents of Hezbollah and the PLO in southern Lebanon. ... Mugniyah also led the numerous kidnapping operations in the mid-1980s. Open warfare broke out in 1988 between the forces ...
Hezbollah: the story of the party of God : from Revolution to ... - Page 73
Eitan Azani - 2009 - 293 pages - Preview
On February 17, 1988, Colonel Higgins was kidnapped in southern Lebanon by Hezbollah activists. The kidnapping raised the struggle between Amal and Hezbollah to a new height. ...
In the path of Hizbullah - Page 85
Ahmad Nizar Hamzeh - 2004 - 196 pages - Preview
The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for kidnapping dozens of Americans, British, and French in March 1984. ... the movement may have gone underground.15 By 1988, the number of foreigners kidnapped in Lebanon totaled eighty, ...
Encyclopedia of terrorism - Harvey W. Kushner - 2003 - Political Science - 523 pages - Page 386
US EMBASSY BOMBING, BEIRUT The April 18, 1983, suicide bombing attack on the US embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, killed 63 people in a blast so powerful it shook ...
Congressional Record - Page 26327
1985 TWA Hijacking, June 14, 1985: A Trans- World Airlines flight was hijacked en route to Rome from Athens by two Lebanese Hizballah terrorists... Berlin Discoteque Bombing, April 5, 1986: Two US soldiers were killed, and 79 American servicemen were injured in a ...
Robert Dean Stethem, SW2, United States Navy
Jun 15, 1985 ... The ship was named after Petty Officer Robert Dean Stethem, ... He was badly beaten and ultimately executed after the terrorists' demands were not met. ... native Robert Stethem's June 1985 murder on board the hijacked TWA jet as it ... $321 million for its role in the case of supporting Hezbollah. ...
Prospects for Adding Hezbollah to the EU Terrorist List - American ...
In 1985, Hezbollah was responsible for the bombing of a restaurant near a U.S. base in Madrid, which killed 18 Spanish citizens. ...
Kim Masters Evans - 2007 - 152 pages - Page 41
Restaurant, Torrejon, Spain (1984) — Hezbollah claimed responsibility for a bomb that killed eighteen US servicemen and injured eighty-three. TWA Airliner (1985) — Lebanese Hezbollah terrorists hijacked the flight and held it for ...
The new Iranian leadership: Ahmadinejad, terrorism, nuclear ambition, and the Middle East
Praeger Security International Series -
Authors Yonah Alexander, Milton M. Hoenig
Publisher Greenwood Publishing Group, 2008
ISBN 0275996395, 9780275996390
- Page 82
Buckley is murdered on October 3, 1985 after being tortured while in captivity. Islamic Jihad, an often used alias for ...
April 12, 1985--Madrid, Spain: A bomb explodes in a restaurant popular with American servicemen in Madrid, Spain, killing 18, all Spaniards, and injuring, 15 Americans. Within days, Islamic Jihad, a Hizballah alias, claimed responsibility in Beirut.
The Iran Threat: President Ahmadinejad and the Coming Nuclear Crisis - Page 72
Alireza Jafarzadeh - 2008 - 320 pages - Preview
According to information that I received from sources inside the Iranian regime in early 1997, IRGC brigadier general Ahmad Sharifi masterminded the Khobar Towers attack. In a press conference that my colleagues and I held on April 16, ...
Imad Mugniyah, Iran and al Qaeda - By Andy McCarthy - The Corner ...
Feb 13, 2008 ... Hezbollah hijackers seized a Kuwait Airlines plane in December 1984, murdering four of the passengers, including two Americans. ...
Profiles in terror: the guide to Middle East terrorist organizations - Page 150
Aaron Mannes - 2004 - 372 pages - Preview
In 1986, Hizbullah expanded its operations against France, kidnapping eight French citizens between February and May. Hizbullah also launched a bombing campaign in Paris between December 1985 and September 1986 during the French ...
Hizballah: Iran's Tool | CNSnews.com
... Other attacks researchers have attributed to Hizballah include a series of bombings in Paris in 1986, which killed 13; an unsuccessful attempt to carry out attacks in Cyprus in 1988; a plot, foiled by Spanish police, to carry out attacks against Jewish targets in Europe in 1989; an unsuccessful attempt to detonate a car bomb outside a Jewish community building in Romania in 1992; the bombing of a small passenger plane carrying 18 passengers in Panama in 1994; and a planned 1996 attack, also foiled by police, on an Israeli institution in Paris.
The terrorist list: A-K [Praeger Security International Series [Volume 1 of The Terrorist List: The Middle East, Edward F. Mickolus] - Page 385
[Author] Edward Mickolus - [Publisher ABC-CLIO] 2009 - 368 pages
Muhammad Mahmudi one of the three Lebanese arrested on July 28, 1994 by Costa Rican police in David when they tried to cross the Panamanian– Costa Rican border with false passports. They were suspected of involvement in the suicide bombing of ALAS Airlines flight HP-1202, a twin-engine Brazilian-made Embraer on July 19, 1994, that killed two crew and 19 passengers, including a dozen Israeli businessmen, shortly after the plane left Colon Airport in Panama. The Partisans of God, believed to be an Hizballah cover name, claimed credit.
Terrorist Bombings in Argentina Argentina's Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires was the site of the first explosion, a car bomb, on March 17, 1992. The bomb killed 29 and injured over 250. ...
BBC NEWS | Middle East | Bomb kills top Hezbollah leader Feb 13, 2008 ... Israel believes he was involved in planning the 1992 bombing of Israel's embassy in Argentina in which 29 people were killed, and the blast ...
Argentina accuses Iran of responsibility for the Hezbollah ...
As usual, Iran and Hezbollah rejected the investigation's findings, .... that the heinous attack on AMIA, which caused 85 deaths, 151 injuries and ..... that was carrying between 300 and 400 kilograms of explosives – stopped the vehicle ...
US Says Latin American Terrorism Backed by Iran
Hezbollah: Hezbollah around the World Mar 31, 2008 ... In July two years later, a suicide bomber reportedly linked to Hezbollah detonated a bomb on a commuter plane in Colón , Panama , killing ...
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Mar 11, 2009 ... 1992, a Lebanese suicide bomber boarded a commuter flight in Colón, Panama, and detonated a bomb, killing all 21 people aboard, including 12 ...
BBC ON THIS DAY | 26 | 1994: Israel's London embassy bombed 1994: Israel's London embassy bombed. A car bomb has exploded outside the Israeli embassy in London injuring 14 people. The blast, at 1210 BST, ...
Specialists have linked a terrorist bomb that destroyed a French airliner last month (Oct, 1989) in Africa to a Palestinian group allied with the pro-Iranian Hezbollah, the newspaper Figaro said... Working with fragments of a suitcase found in the wreckage of the airliner, specialists in Paris' central police laboratory found similarities to a terrorist bomb that exploded at a Paris department store almost five years ago. The February 1985 attack at the department store resulted in the arrest of Habib Maammar, a Tunisian member of a group directed by the Palestinian bomb maker Abu Ibrahim.
[PDF] Lebanon: The Israel-Hamas-Hezbollah Conflict
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by C Blanchard
to Hezbollah's backers, Iran and Syria, that their support for terrorism will not be .... the importance of cooperation between Hamas and Hezbollah and ...
Lebanon: The Israel-Hamas-Hezbollah Conflict
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by C Blanchard
to Hezbollah's backers, Iran and Syria, that their support for terrorism will ..... unguided rockets, often called Katyushas. Having ranges of between 20-45 ...
[PDF] Iran: Current Developments and U.S. Policy
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by K Katzman
Israel asserted in February 2002 that Iran had 8000 Katyusha ..... Assets Disputes/Victims of Terrorism. Iran claims that the United States has ... In October 2001, victims of the October 1982 Hizbollah bombing of the ...
Chapter 3 -- State Sponsors of Terrorism Overview
Apr 30, 2008 ... Iran remained the most active state sponsor of terrorism. Elements of its Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) were directly involved in the planning and support of terrorist acts throughout the region and continued to support a variety of groups in their use of terrorism to advance their common regional goals. Iran provides aid to Palestinian terrorist groups, Lebanese Hizballah, Iraq-based militants, and Taliban fighters in Afghanistan.
Iran remains a threat to regional stability and U.S. interests in the Middle East because of its continued support for violent groups, such as HAMAS and Hizballah, and its efforts to undercut the democratic process in Lebanon, where it seeks to build Iran’s and Hizballah’s influence to the detriment of other Lebanese communities.
Iran is a principal supporter of groups that are implacably opposed to the Middle East Peace Process, and continues to maintain a high-profile role in encouraging anti-Israel terrorist activity – rhetorically, operationally, and financially. Supreme Leader Khamenei and President Ahmadinejad praised Palestinian terrorist operations, and Iran provided Lebanese Hizballah and Palestinian terrorist groups, notably HAMAS, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command, with extensive funding, training, and weapons.
Hamas - Council on Foreign Relations
The first Hamas suicide bombing took place in April 1993. .... killed more than five hundred people in more than 350 separate terrorist attacks since 1993. ...Iranian and other weapons were being smuggled into Gaza through a series of tunnels... Iran also provides significant support, which some diplomats say could amount to $20 million to $30 million per year.
Palestinians: Hamas, Hezbollah cooperated on Jerusalem terror ...
Mar 9, 2008 ... Iran set to load fuel to core of first atomic plant (Reuters) ... Palestinians: Hamas, Hezbollah cooperated on Jerusalem terror attack ...
The New York Times > Opinion > Op-Ed Contributor: Does Iran Want ...
Sep 8, 2004 ... So Hezbollah embraced the grievances of Lebanon's Shiites, ... It was Iran that in 1982 dispatched 2000 Revolutionary Guards to win the hearts and minds of the Lebanese Shiites...
Iran and Syria as state sponsors of terrorism Iran and Syria, two major state sponsors of terrorism, ... Also according to the report, Hamas and Hezbollah continued to finance their terrorist .... which supported “the Zionist regime which is a symbol of government terrorism” (Fars ...
State Sponsors: Iran - Council on Foreign Relations See Also. Iran, State Sponsors of Terrorism ... U.S. officials say Iran supported the group behind the 1996 truck bombing of Khobar Towers, ... (which Iran helped found in the 1980s) and Palestinian terrorist groups like Hamas, ... There has also been speculation that Iran encouraged Hezbollah's July 2006 attack on ...
US Intel: Tehran pushes Hizballah hard to attack - DEBKAfile ...
Oct 25, 2010 ... The article "US Intel: Tehran pushes Hizballah hard to attack Israel" has been archived and can be purchased. ...
Congressional Record - Page 112
This month, Hamas — another organization designated by the State Department as a FTO ... Then on July 12th, the Iran and Syria-supported Hezbollah terrorist ...
A NATION AT WAR: INTELLIGENCE REPORTS; Syria Harbors Iraqis and Grants Transit to Hezbollah, U.S. Asserts
Published: April 15, 2003. (Page 2 of 2). Hezbollah, which has about 2500 fighters and is ... The officials said Hezbollah's intentions in Iraq are unclear, ... mostly to permitting shipments of Iranian-made arms through its territory. ...
Asia Times Online :: Middle East News - Explosive charge blows up ... Oct 27, 2007... officials of the Iranian regime are responsible for arms that are killing US troops. ... It was widely recognized that it was Hezbollah that had passed on the ... The following day, US troops found yet another EFP factory near ... part of the media narrative on Iran and Iraq that the only issue ...
Iraq War Logs Detail Iran's Aid to Militias – Iraq War Logs ... Oct 22, 2010 ... 7, 2006, episode in which an Iranian soldier who aimed a rocket-propelled ... a low profile in Iraq by arranging for fighters from Hezbollah in Lebanon to train Iraqi ... which included killing three bodyguards and plotting to attack ministry .... The British Budget Cuts, if Imported to the U.S. ...
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“Hezbollah-like force to serve [Iran's] interests and fight a proxy war against the ... subsequently, in some cases killing U.S. soldiers, and U.S. forces ...
'Hizbullah trained Iraqis how to kidnap soldiers' Oct 23, 2010 ... When the US failed to change the situation in Iraq with the first war, ... All of that involvement of Iran in killing US soldiers makes one ...
Secret US docs: Iran, Hezbollah trained Iraqi militants - Oct. 23, 2010
... who were backed by Iran's Revolutionary Guards and trained by Hezbollah, used Iranian weapons to carry out suicide attacks and target US troops. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3973570,00.html
Experts discuss Iran-Taliban relationship - USATODAY.com - USA Today Jul 22, 2010 ... For months, top US military leaders have accused Iran of supplying ... and training to Taliban fighters battling American and Afghan troops. ... of Iran's policies — its nuclear program, support for Hezbollah in Lebanon ...
State Sponsors: Iran - Council on Foreign Relations The U.S. Department of Defense estimates Iranian support to Hezbollah at roughly ... to Taliban fighters in Afghanistan, including, according to the U.S. ...
NATO Commander In Afghanistan Says Iran Helping Taliban - Radio ...
May 31, 2010 ... NATO Commander In Afghanistan Says Iran Helping Taliban. U.S.General Stanley McChrystal (left) with Afghan President Hamid Karzai at ...
U.N. Report Ties Somali Islamists to Hezbollah : NPR Nov 15, 2006 ... There is an alarming new report about the situation in Somalia. United Nations monitors say seven countries and various groups are ...
U.N. Says Somalis Helped Hezbollah Fighters - New York Times Nov 15, 2006 ... In addition to training some Somali militants, Hezbollah “arranged for additional support to be given” by Iran and Syria, including weapons, ...
Official Report of Debates - Page 590
Council of Europe - 1987 - Preview
Today, we know that this is a physical presence on Lebanese soil. I would even say that there is certainly an agreement among some PLO forces and the pro-Iranian Hezbollah which is aimed against Amal and the moderate Shi'ites, ...
Hezbollah - Main
Hezbollah attacks on the Israeli military were instrumental in prompting ... It has become the center of the opposition against Lebanon's pro-Western ...
Breakthrough in Tribunal Investigation: New Evidence Points to ...
May 23, 2009 ... The terror attack in Beirut on Valentine's Day, 2005: Intensive investigations ... just as the motorcade of former Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri passed by. .... Part 1: New Evidence Points to Hezbollah in Hariri Murder ...
Hezbollah uses Christian villages as shields in missile attacks ... Aug 3, 2006 ... If Israel does nothing Hezbollah will continue to fire rockets from inside Lebanon shockingly using Christians as human shields actually ...
Hezbollah's use of Lebanese civilians as human shields: the ... supporting it, using them as human shields. Attacks against Hezbollah ..... the Christian camp and its allies from their positions of power, and ...
Hezbollah's human shields - Washington Times
Jul 30, 2006 ... Moreover, by using Lebanese civilians as human shields, Hezbollah appears to be violating Article 58 of Protocol 1, which requires parties ...
Photos that damn Hezbollah | Herald Sun
Jul 30, 2006 ... The release of the images comes as Hezbollah faces criticism for allegedly using innocent civilians as "human shields". ...
Egypt Accuses Hezbollah of Plotting Attacks and Arms Smuggling to ... Apr 13, 2009 ... He denied that there had been any plans for attacks on Egyptian soil, ... “Hezbollah's leadership issued strict orders to not target ...
Egypt: Hizbullah will pay heavy price for plotting attacks ... Apr 15, 2009 ... Hizbullah and its leader Hassan Nasrallah "will pay a heavy price ... three simultaneous terror attacks against Israeli and Egyptian targets ...