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September 24, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Libya rejected charges by a French judge that it masterminded an airliner bombing that killed all 170 people on board in 1989. A DC-10 of France's UTA airline exploded over the Niger desert during a flight between the Congolese capital of Brazzaville and Paris after a stop in Chad. The official news agency JANA called the judge's charges "a campaign of racial hatred against the Arab people of Libya" and said Libya "condemns all terrorist operations against innocent civilians."
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September 24, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Libya rejected charges by a French judge that it masterminded an airliner bombing that killed all 170 people on board in 1989. A DC-10 of France's UTA airline exploded over the Niger desert during a flight between the Congolese capital of Brazzaville and Paris after a stop in Chad. The official news agency JANA called the judge's charges "a campaign of racial hatred against the Arab people of Libya" and said Libya "condemns all terrorist operations against innocent civilians."
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September 21, 1989 | RONE TEMPEST and JIM MANN, Times Staff Writers
A French DC-10 jetliner with 171 people aboard experienced a powerful high-altitude explosion, possibly from a terrorist bomb, before crashing in a remote desert region of Niger in northern Africa, officials in France said Wednesday. In Washington, intelligence specialists said they believe that the jetliner may have been bombed by people seeking to retaliate against France for its recent actions in Lebanon.
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November 1, 1989 | RONE TEMPEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Specialists have linked a terrorist bomb that destroyed a French airliner in Africa, killing 171 people, to a Palestinian group allied with the pro-Iranian, Lebanese-based organization called Hezbollah, the French newspaper Figaro said Tuesday. Working with fragments of a suitcase found in the wreckage of the airliner that exploded over the desert in Niger on Sept.
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November 1, 1989 | RONE TEMPEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Specialists have linked a terrorist bomb that destroyed a French airliner in Africa, killing 171 people, to a Palestinian group allied with the pro-Iranian, Lebanese-based organization called Hezbollah, the French newspaper Figaro said Tuesday. Working with fragments of a suitcase found in the wreckage of the airliner that exploded over the desert in Niger on Sept.
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September 21, 1989 | RONE TEMPEST and JIM MANN, Times Staff Writers
A French DC-10 jetliner with 171 people aboard experienced a powerful high-altitude explosion, possibly from a terrorist bomb, before crashing in a remote desert region of Niger in northern Africa, officials in France said Wednesday. In Washington, intelligence specialists said they believe that the jetliner may have been bombed by people seeking to retaliate against France for its recent actions in Lebanon.
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