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April 26, 1990 | Reuters
Freed American hostage Robert Polhill is recovering quickly after his three-year ordeal in Lebanon and will leave for the United States today, officials said Wednesday. A brief announcement by the U.S. military in Wiesbaden, where Polhill has been treated since his release Sunday in Beirut, said no precise details of the professor's travel plans will be announced. Looking thin but happy, Polhill, 55, posed for pictures Wednesday on a balcony draped with U.S.
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April 26, 1990 | Reuters
Freed American hostage Robert Polhill is recovering quickly after his three-year ordeal in Lebanon and will leave for the United States today, officials said Wednesday. A brief announcement by the U.S. military in Wiesbaden, where Polhill has been treated since his release Sunday in Beirut, said no precise details of the professor's travel plans will be announced. Looking thin but happy, Polhill, 55, posed for pictures Wednesday on a balcony draped with U.S.
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September 9, 1986 | RONE TEMPEST, Times Staff Writer
Police officers and agents of the federal investigative agency searched Palestinian dwellings and student dormitories here Monday for clues to last Friday's hijacking of a Pan American World Airways jetliner. An estimated 3,000 Palestinians live in Karachi, about two-thirds of them students. Four men identified as Palestinians were captured after they raked the cabin of the Boeing 747 with gunfire and hand grenades, killing or fatally wounding 17 passengers and injuring about 127 others.
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September 9, 1986 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO and STEVEN R. CHURM, Times Staff Writers
Still wearing the looks of terror, and in some cases their bloodied clothes and bandages, Southern California survivors of the hijacking of Pan American Flight 73 began coming home Monday. "We were helpless," said Mary George, 37, of Norwalk. "We were ready to take what was coming, because there was nothing else we could do. We just kept praying." Mrs.
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September 9, 1986 | RALPH FRAMMOLINO, KRISTINA LINDGREN, Times Staff Writers
A 50-year-old Fullerton man was identified Monday by the State Department as the second U.S. citizen and Orange County resident killed in the bloody hijacking of a Pan Am jetliner in Pakistan. Surendra Manubhal Patel, a vacationing 50-year-old computer programmer returning home with his two daughters, was among 18 people killed in the 16-hour ordeal aboard Pan American World Airways Flight 73 at Karachi International Airport, a relative confirmed Monday.
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