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December 19, 1988
A Muslim group said it is holding a Belgian doctor, Jan Cools, who disappeared in south Lebanon on May 21. "The Soldiers of Truth," a previously unknown group, said in a statement given to news agencies in Beirut that Cools will be put on trial for spying for Western countries and Israel. Cools, 32, an aid worker with a Norwegian group, disappeared after leaving the Palestinian refugee camp of Rashidiyeh near the Lebanese port of Tyre.
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December 19, 1988
A Muslim group said it is holding a Belgian doctor, Jan Cools, who disappeared in south Lebanon on May 21. "The Soldiers of Truth," a previously unknown group, said in a statement given to news agencies in Beirut that Cools will be put on trial for spying for Western countries and Israel. Cools, 32, an aid worker with a Norwegian group, disappeared after leaving the Palestinian refugee camp of Rashidiyeh near the Lebanese port of Tyre.
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June 5, 1988 | United Press International
The Norwegian Aid Committee appealed Saturday for the release of a Belgian doctor believed kidnaped by a Palestinian faction in southern Lebanon, and warned that the humanitarian group may call off its activities in Lebanon. "Please release Dr. Jan Cools," said a statement signed by Oevind Sagedal, head of the Norwegian group. "Imagine the despair and the worries of the doctor himself, his parents in Belgium and all his friends."
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June 16, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Citing a good-will appeal by Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi, a clandestine Lebanese group Thursday freed a Belgian doctor who was kidnaped and taken hostage 13 months ago while doing relief work in southern Lebanon. Jan Cools, 33, said after his release that he was treated "reasonably well" by his captors, but in a later interview, he charged that he was treated "in a bad and nasty manner." Cools, who worked with the Norwegian Aid Committee, was freed by a little-known group that calls itself the Soldiers of Justice and taken to the house of a local militia leader in the southern port of Sidon, 25 miles south of Beirut.
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June 15, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
A shadowy group citing an appeal by Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi today freed a Belgian doctor who was kidnaped and taken hostage 13 months ago while doing relief work in southern Lebanon. Jan Cools, 33, said afterward he was treated "in a bad and nasty manner" during his captivity. A security source said a ransom was paid for his release but Cools would not comment on a ransom. Cools, who worked with the Norwegian Aid Committee, was freed and taken to the house of a local militia leader in the southern port city of Sidon, 24 miles south of Beirut.
NEWS
April 1, 1989 | RONE TEMPEST, Times Staff Writer
An obscure Muslim fundamentalist group, the Soldiers of Justice, claimed responsibility in Beirut on Friday for the slayings of a Muslim religious leader and his assistant earlier this week. The Lebanese-based group said Muslim leader Abdullah Ahdal, 36, and assistant Salim Behir, 40, were killed because they worked for Israeli intelligence.
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November 27, 1988 | Associated Press
Rival Shia militiamen fought street battles here Saturday, and the pro-Syrian Amal forces drove the Iranian-backed Hezbollah fighters out of most of West Beirut. Police said 25 people were killed and 54 wounded. Also Saturday, the International Red Cross began pulling out its Swiss staff from Lebanon, 10 days after one of its employees was kidnaped in Sidon.
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May 29, 1988 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, Times Staff Writer
The government here said Saturday that it plans to withdraw its troops from the southern suburbs of Beirut in the next few days, apparently further diminishing the chances of an imminent release for the Western hostages believed to be held there. Syrian Information Minister Mohammed Salman told a news conference that Syria continues to "exert all of its efforts" toward freeing the 18 foreign hostages, including nine Americans, seized by Muslim extremists in Lebanon.
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