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April 23, 1990 | MICHAEL ROSS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With his hands bound and a gun pointed at his head, Alann Steen turned to his wife and said, "Don't worry darling, it's only a demonstration." They were the last words Virginia Steen heard from her husband on the day, more than three years ago, that he was abducted from the campus of Beirut University College along with three fellow academics, Americans Robert Polhill, Jesse Turner and Indian-born U.S. resident Mithileshwar Singh, who was later freed.
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April 23, 1990 | MICHAEL ROSS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With his hands bound and a gun pointed at his head, Alann Steen turned to his wife and said, "Don't worry darling, it's only a demonstration." They were the last words Virginia Steen heard from her husband on the day, more than three years ago, that he was abducted from the campus of Beirut University College along with three fellow academics, Americans Robert Polhill, Jesse Turner and Indian-born U.S. resident Mithileshwar Singh, who was later freed.
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July 4, 1985 | From Reuters
Two underground groups claimed responsibility Wednesday for Monday's attacks on U.S., British and Jordanian airline offices in Madrid that killed one person and wounded 28. The Black September organization said it attacked the offices of Royal Jordanian Airlines (Alia), while the Revolutionary Organization of Socialist Muslims said it bombed the offices of Trans World Airlines and British Airways in the Spanish capital.
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March 26, 1986
A telephone caller, claiming to represent the Lebanese captors of kidnaped journalist Alec Collett, told a news agency that the 64-year-old Briton is dangerously ill and needs medicine. Collett, who is diabetic, was seized one year ago by gunmen from his U.N.-marked car just south of Beirut.
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March 25, 1986 | From Reuters
British Ambassador John Gray appealed Monday for the release of British journalist Alec Collett, who was seized in Lebanon a year ago. "It is curious to us that an old, sick man should be detained for a year, especially when he was sympathetic to the Arab cause," Gray said. "He's 64, diabetic, and we appeal for his release on humanitarian grounds." Collett had been in Beirut barely a month on assignment for the U.N.
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December 21, 1985 | United Press International
A kidnaped British journalist appeared on a videotape message delivered Friday night, looking haggard and appealing for Britain to help win his freedom. It was the first time he had been heard from in seven months. The tape of Alec Collett, 64, was flung from a passing car near the An Nahar newspaper building in West Beirut.
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April 23, 1986 | Associated Press
The Revolutionary Organization of Socialist Muslims said today that it has killed kidnaped British journalist Alec Collett. The group released a videotape showing a man dangling from a scaffold and said it was the New York-based writer. The four-minute tape was provided to the independent Beirut newspaper An-Nahar along with a typewritten Arabic statement that the 64-year-old Collett was "executed" April 16 in retaliation for Britain's complicity in the U.S. air attack on Libya.
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September 25, 1985 | (UPI)
A powerful bomb hidden in a sports bag ripped through the offices of British Airways today, injuring at least 14 people in the second terrorist attack in the busy Via Veneto area in 10 days. A Palestinian youth caught fleeing the scene confessed to the bombing. The injured, including a woman whose right leg was crushed by the blast, were taken to nearby hospitals. Four people, all Italians, were reported in serious condition.
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April 1, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
Two British teachers at the American University of Beirut are missing and feared kidnaped, university sources said today. The missing men were identified as Leigh Douglas, 34, a political science professor, and Philip Hatfield, director of the university's International Language Center. The university sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the men were last seen Friday night at a nightspot in Muslim West Beirut. "No one has seen them since then," a friend of the men said.
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September 26, 1985 | Associated Press
A 16-year-old Palestinian youth hurled a bag packed with explosives into a British Airways office Wednesday and fled before it went off, wounding 14 people, two seriously. Police said the youth was caught near the Via Veneto. Police Chief Marcello Monarca said the suspect, identified as Aatab Hassan abu Ahmed, confessed and was charged with the bombing. He said the youth had an accomplice who is still at large.
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