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April 22, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Hostages freed in Algiers from a hijacked Kuwait Airways jet arrived home Thursday to a tumultuous reception, but the whereabouts of the hijackers remains unclear. Western diplomatic sources said they have evidence that the hijackers had reached Beirut. Officials at Beirut International Airport denied that they landed there. Cheers of joy, white doves and an embrace from the Emir of Kuwait greeted the 29 freed hostages as they came home to a heroes' welcome.
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May 7, 1996 | From Associated Press
A hostage standoff on the outskirts of this North African capital ended Monday with a clash that left dead at least four Muslim militants and a member of the government security force. The standoff began Saturday night, when nine Islamic militants barricaded themselves in an apartment building with an unknown number of hostages and began firing machine guns at officials outside. Details of the clash were sketchy.
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April 17, 1988 | STANLEY MEISLER, Times Staff Writer
The armed and hooded hijackers of a Kuwait Airways jumbo jet, speaking from the front door of the plane, told journalists Saturday that they are asking the Algerian government for fuel so they can take the airliner elsewhere to massacre the 31 hostages aboard. "We are asking our Algerian brothers for fuel," said a hijacker dressed in a blue sweat suit and a light blue hood, "so we can settle our account with Kuwait elsewhere. We don't want to have the massacre in a friendly country."
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December 25, 1994 | From Times Wire Services
Four gunmen be lieved to be Muslim extremists seized a Paris-bound French jet filled with holiday travelers Saturday and killed two of them, Algeria's Interior minister said. The leader of the hijackers was identified as Abdul Abdallah Yahia of the Armed Islamic Group, Algeria's most violent and radical fundamentalist group.
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December 25, 1994 | From Times Wire Services
Four gunmen be lieved to be Muslim extremists seized a Paris-bound French jet filled with holiday travelers Saturday and killed two of them, Algeria's Interior minister said. The leader of the hijackers was identified as Abdul Abdallah Yahia of the Armed Islamic Group, Algeria's most violent and radical fundamentalist group.
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December 31, 1990 | From Reuters
A 36-hour hijacking ended peacefully at Annaba in eastern Algeria on Sunday when two armed Algerians freed 52 hostages unharmed and surrendered to police, the state Air Algerie airline said. The two men had commandeered the Boeing 737 on Friday evening, shortly after it left the southern town of Ghardaia on a regular flight to Algiers, and forced it to land at Annaba airport.
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April 14, 1988 | STANLEY MEISLER, Times Staff Writer
Officials of the Algerian government boarded a hijacked Kuwait Airways jumbo jet three times Wednesday to talk in secret with the terrorists who control it and to try to negotiate an end to the nine-day ordeal that has cost the lives of two passengers so far. With no result evident from the talks, hopes were dampened that an agreement had been worked out with the hijackers, who are thought to be Lebanese Shia Muslims.
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April 30, 1988 | Associated Press
A pledge by Kuwait to give "early release" to a handful of Shia Muslim prisoners persuaded the hijackers of a Kuwait Airways Boeing 747 to end their 15-day siege in Algiers on April 20, and free 31 remaining hostages, U.S. officials said Friday. However, the five or six prisoners in question, among 17 imprisoned in Kuwait for bomb attacks on the U.S. and French embassies in 1981, have not been released, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
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April 13, 1988 | MICHAEL ROSS, Times Staff Writer
A hijacked Kuwaiti jumbo jet flew to Algeria early today after the terrorists who commandeered it eight days ago freed another 12 passengers in exchange for fuel at Larnaca airport. The giant blue-and-white Kuwait Airways jetliner, its departure delayed by last-minute technical difficulties with two of its engines, took off at 1:17 a.m., almost eight days to the hour after it was hijacked over the Arabian Sea by Shia Muslim extremists seeking the release of 17 fellow Shias jailed in Kuwait.
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April 16, 1988 | STANLEY MEISLER, Times Staff Writer
Two Kuwaiti hostages aboard a hijacked jumbo jet begged their government Friday to save their lives by giving in to the demands of the Arab terrorists, but there was no sign that the Kuwaiti government was going to do so. Nor was there any sign, after several rounds of negotiating, that Algerian officials had come any closer to persuading the hijackers to free the 31 remaining hostages.
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December 31, 1990 | From Reuters
A 36-hour hijacking ended peacefully at Annaba in eastern Algeria on Sunday when two armed Algerians freed 52 hostages unharmed and surrendered to police, the state Air Algerie airline said. The two men had commandeered the Boeing 737 on Friday evening, shortly after it left the southern town of Ghardaia on a regular flight to Algiers, and forced it to land at Annaba airport.
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May 8, 1988 | From Reuters
Deputy Secretary of State John C. Whitehead said Saturday he will strongly urge that hijackers of a Kuwaiti jet be brought to justice in a meeting with Algerian officials next week. Whitehead leaves Monday on a trip that includes stops in Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco and France. The United States criticized the deal last month in which Algeria allowed the hijackers, who killed two hostages, to leave the plane at Algiers.
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April 30, 1988 | Associated Press
A pledge by Kuwait to give "early release" to a handful of Shia Muslim prisoners persuaded the hijackers of a Kuwait Airways Boeing 747 to end their 15-day siege in Algiers on April 20, and free 31 remaining hostages, U.S. officials said Friday. However, the five or six prisoners in question, among 17 imprisoned in Kuwait for bomb attacks on the U.S. and French embassies in 1981, have not been released, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
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April 24, 1988 | Associated Press
The Arab hijackers who held a Kuwait Airways jet for 16 days and killed two of its passengers have been traced to the stronghold of pro-Iranian extremists in Lebanon, diplomatic sources said Saturday. Arab and Western diplomats, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the hijackers were believed to have made their getaway in an Algerian air force plane via the Syrian capital of Damascus before dawn Wednesday.
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April 22, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Hostages freed in Algiers from a hijacked Kuwait Airways jet arrived home Thursday to a tumultuous reception, but the whereabouts of the hijackers remains unclear. Western diplomatic sources said they have evidence that the hijackers had reached Beirut. Officials at Beirut International Airport denied that they landed there. Cheers of joy, white doves and an embrace from the Emir of Kuwait greeted the 29 freed hostages as they came home to a heroes' welcome.
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April 21, 1988 | Associated Press
Events in the hijacking of Kuwait Airways Flight 422: Tuesday, April 5--The Boeing 747 with 112 people aboard, including three members of the Kuwaiti royal family, is hijacked by Arabic-speaking gunmen on a flight to Kuwait from Bangkok, Thailand, and diverted to Mashhad in northeastern Iran. The hijackers demand freedom for 17 pro-Iranian extremists jailed in Kuwait for the 1983 bombings of the U.S. and French embassies. They threaten to blow up the plane if the demand is not met.
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April 20, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Muslim hijackers freed their hostages on a Kuwaiti jet today after saying that Algeria had offered a solution to the 16-day ordeal in which two people were killed and dozens terrorized. Algeria's Interior Minister, Hadi Khediri, said shortly before the 31 hostages began leaving the plane: "A solution settling all the issues of the hijacking has just been reached." Khediri said the blue and white Boeing 747 will be returned to Kuwait.
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April 14, 1988 | MICHAEL ROSS, Times Staff Writer
At least one hijacker boarded a commandeered Kuwaiti jumbo jet in Iran, bringing along explosives and machine guns, several of the hostages released from the plane in Cyprus said Wednesday. At the same time, Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman Yasser Arafat, who has been trying to secure the release of the remaining hostages, was quoted as accusing Iran of masterminding the nine-day hijacking.
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April 20, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Muslim hijackers freed their hostages on a Kuwaiti jet today after saying that Algeria had offered a solution to the 16-day ordeal in which two people were killed and dozens terrorized. Algeria's Interior Minister, Hadi Khediri, said shortly before the 31 hostages began leaving the plane: "A solution settling all the issues of the hijacking has just been reached." Khediri said the blue and white Boeing 747 will be returned to Kuwait.
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April 19, 1988 | MICHAEL ROSS, Times Staff Writer
Speaking in a hoarse and anguished whisper, a member of the Kuwaiti royal family appealed to Kuwait on Monday to meet the demands of the hijackers holding 31 hostages aboard a hijacked jumbo jet at the Algiers airport. The barely intelligible message, delivered by a hostage identified as Fadel al Sabah, a distant relative of the Emir of Kuwait, repeated the hijackers' demand for the release of 17 Shia Muslim terrorists imprisoned in Kuwait.
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