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5 Warships in Gulf Convoy

October 01, 1987

Three pro-Iranian Shia Muslim organizations in Lebanon warned Tunisia against executing seven fundamentalists convicted earlier this week of trying to overthrow the government of President Habib Bourguiba. The groups--Hezbollah (Party of God), the umbrella organization for those holding Western hostages in Lebanon; the Daawa Party, a Hezbollah ally, and the Islamic Coalition--warned of a confrontation and a "sweeping storm" if the "unjust death sentences" are carried out. A court in Tunis imposed the terms on two prisoners in custody; five others were condemned in absentia.

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