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June 28, 2001 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Convicted terrorist Ahmed Ressam has confessed that his plot to bomb Los Angeles International Airport originated in a jihad camp in Afghanistan, where he and other Islamic extremists were given training, instructions and money to launch bloody attacks during millennium celebrations, a federal prosecutor said Wednesday.
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June 28, 2001 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Convicted terrorist Ahmed Ressam has confessed that his plot to bomb Los Angeles International Airport originated in a jihad camp in Afghanistan, where he and other Islamic extremists were given training, instructions and money to launch bloody attacks during millennium celebrations, a federal prosecutor said Wednesday.
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April 5, 1998 | DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Woe is beef. Carl's Jr., the fast-food chain whose in-your-face broadcast ads instruct hamburger eaters how to munch their meat in front of vegetarians, now has a "holy war" on its hands. A militant vegetarian group, known as Justice Through Insurrection by Humans for Animal Defense, or JIHAD, which means "holy war" in Arabic, occupied the chain's flagship store in Anaheim last week to protest the company's controversial "Eat Meat" advertising campaign.
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April 5, 1998 | DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Woe is beef. Carl's Jr., the fast-food chain whose in-your-face broadcast ads instruct hamburger eaters how to munch their meat in front of vegetarians, now has a "holy war" on its hands. A militant vegetarian group, known as Justice Through Insurrection by Humans for Animal Defense, or JIHAD, which means "holy war" in Arabic, occupied the chain's flagship store in Anaheim last week to protest the company's controversial "Eat Meat" advertising campaign.
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December 31, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
The underground Islamic Jihad Organization said today that it will escalate its terror war against the United States in 1986 with more kidnapings and suicide bomb attacks. The group also threatened action against Israel and Turkey, accusing both nations of being tools of U.S. imperialism in the Middle East. The threat was in a statement mailed to a Western news agency office in Beirut.
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February 8, 2005 | From Reuters
U.S. forces in Iraq stormed a house in Baghdad on Monday and freed two of the four Egyptian telecommunications engineers who were kidnapped Sunday, the head of their Egyptian parent company said. Naguib Sawiris, chairman of Egypt's Orascom Telecom, said U.S. troops raided a villa, possibly in the mainly Sunni Muslim district of Adhamiya, and freed the two. The other two managed to escape on their own from a car they had been locked in, he added.
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January 1, 1988
Tamil guerrillas and a previously unknown Muslim group clashed in eastern Sri Lanka for a second successive day in bitter fighting that left more than 30 people dead, police said. They said clashes erupted at Kattanakudy, 190 miles east of the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo and near the city of Batticaloa, after the Muslim Jihad organization executed the village commander of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, the strongest Tamil group fighting for independence in Sri Lanka's north and east.
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January 20, 1989 | From Reuters
Egyptian police were looking for about 30 Muslim militants Thursday after an attack on a police station in which one man was killed, security sources said. They said a group of fundamentalists, apparently seeking weapons, attacked a police station on Tuesday at El Minya, 150 miles south of Cairo.
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October 8, 1986 | Associated Press
The wife of hostage Thomas Sutherland offered today to act as intermediary between the U.S. government and the Islamic Jihad organization that holds him and two other Americans captive. Jean Sutherland, 52, who teaches English at the American University of Beirut, said she hopes to be contacted by members of Islamic Jihad as a first step to "open the door for a dialogue between the two sides." She said she will go to the United States soon and hopes to meet with U.S.
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July 19, 1988 | Associated Press
A Lebanese member of the pro-Iranian Islamic Jihad organization was sentenced to 15 years in prison Monday after pleading guilty to manslaughter in a failed attempt to blow up the Israeli Embassy in Nicosia. Omar Ahmed Hawillo, 28, confessed he was involved in a May 11 terrorist plot with another Lebanese, Kadour Ahmed Honeim, to blow up the embassy with a car bomb.
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July 25, 1985 | United Press International
--A judge today ordered five people to stand trial in military court for bombing attacks that killed more than 120 people at the American and Iraqi embassies in Beirut, legal sources said. The indictment was accompanied by a recommendation that the five men be sentenced to death if convicted, the sources said. A truck packed with high explosives crashed into the waterfront U.S. Embassy on April 18, 1983, killing more than 60 people, including 17 Americans.
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May 27, 1985 | Associated Press
Security forces rounded up suspects across this tiny Persian Gulf emirate Sunday, one day after a suicide car-bomb driver failed in his attempt to kill the ruler of Kuwait. Sheik Jabber al Ahmed al Sabah resumed his regular duties Sunday and met with leaders of other oil-producing gulf countries, who rallied around the Arab monarch. The 58-year-old emir suffered minor injuries; the terrorist and three other people perished in the explosion.
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