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September 21, 1987
A pro-Syrian magazine, citing a "breakthrough" in secret hostage negotiations, said plans are being drawn up to release all 23 foreign hostages in Lebanon--including eight Americans. Quoting a "highly informed source," the Ash Shiraa weekly, which broke the news of the U.S.-Iranian arms-for-hostages deal, said that Anglican Church envoy Terry Waite, 47, and West German businessman Rudolph Cordes, 54, would be freed at the end of the month.
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September 21, 1987
A pro-Syrian magazine, citing a "breakthrough" in secret hostage negotiations, said plans are being drawn up to release all 23 foreign hostages in Lebanon--including eight Americans. Quoting a "highly informed source," the Ash Shiraa weekly, which broke the news of the U.S.-Iranian arms-for-hostages deal, said that Anglican Church envoy Terry Waite, 47, and West German businessman Rudolph Cordes, 54, would be freed at the end of the month.
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September 6, 1987 | United Press International
The West German government declined comment Saturday on reports from Beirut of an offer to trade two German hostages for two accused Lebanese terrorists. Deutsche Presse-Agentur, the West German news agency, quoted "informed circles" in Bonn as saying the government is studying the message from the group, Strugglers for Freedom, which claims to hold Rudolph Cordes, 53, and Alfred Scmhidt, 47. In West Beirut, meantime, a Lebanese-born Italian citizen kidnaped last Monday was freed.
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September 5, 1987 | United Press International
The kidnapers of two West German businessmen said Friday they will free one of the captives within 10 days if the Bonn government releases an accused Lebanese terrorist charged with killing an American on a hijacked TWA jetliner. But the group claiming to hold Alfred Schmidt, 47, and Rudolph Cordes, 53, warned in a statement sent to a Western news agency in Muslim West Beirut that "any mistake" by West Germany would lead to "real catastrophes."
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August 23, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Church of England envoy Terry Waite, held hostage by Muslim extremists in Lebanon, "will be freed very soon" in exchange for a $5-million ransom, a pro-Syrian magazine said Saturday, adding that two West German hostages are also near freedom. The weekly Al Shiraa magazine, which broke the story about secret U.S. arms shipments to Iran last November, said a deal has been worked out between a Lebanese leader and Waite's captors.
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