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June 26, 1991 | MARILYN RASCHKA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Lebanese militants declared Tuesday night that no Western hostages in Beirut will be freed until Israel releases 400 Arab prisoners, underlining their demand with a new photo of 52-year-old American captive Alann Steen. The kidnapers' message, delivered clandestinely to a Beirut newspaper, brought into the open recent signs of activity over the fate of 11 foreigners held hostage here.
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September 15, 1991 | Associated Press
Kidnapers will soon free a Western hostage, probably a Briton, a Shiite Muslim cleric said Saturday. Speculation about which hostage would be freed focused on Jack Mann, a 77-year-old former Royal Air Force pilot missing for two years. The development came a day after U.N. Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar--who has led this summer's accelerating hostage diplomacy--finished three days of talks with Iranian leaders.
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NEWS
August 25, 1989
Lebanon's rival Shiite Muslim militias said they have united against a French naval force positioned off the coast of Lebanon, and the radical Hezbollah faction said its response will "horrify everybody" if the warships approach. Hezbollah (Party of God) did not say what it would do, but it has threatened suicide attacks on Western targets and is believed to sponsor Shiite gangs that hold most of the 14 Western hostages.
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June 26, 1991 | MARILYN RASCHKA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Lebanese militants declared Tuesday night that no Western hostages in Beirut will be freed until Israel releases 400 Arab prisoners, underlining their demand with a new photo of 52-year-old American captive Alann Steen. The kidnapers' message, delivered clandestinely to a Beirut newspaper, brought into the open recent signs of activity over the fate of 11 foreigners held hostage here.
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December 25, 1989 | From United Press International
Syrian and Iranian efforts failed Sunday to curb a new wave of violence that erupted between two rival Muslim Shiite Lebanese groups, killing at least 25 people and wounding 100 others, security sources said. Sources said fierce battles between the Syrian-backed Amal militia and the Iranian-supported Hezbollah, or Party of God, broke out anew Sunday morning in the south after a short lull that followed a cease-fire announced by Hezbollah late Saturday.
NEWS
September 1, 1989
The pro-Iranian leader of Lebanon's fundamentalist Sunni Muslims was quoted as saying that Pope John Paul II should be kidnaped if he visits Lebanon's besieged Christians. Sheik Said Shaban also recommended that President Bush and President Francois Mitterrand of France be abducted as a means of ending support for Lebanese Christians and for Israel, the Beirut daily newspaper Ad Diyar reported. "It is our duty to abduct all those related to states that recognize Israel," Shaban said.
NEWS
September 15, 1991 | Associated Press
Kidnapers will soon free a Western hostage, probably a Briton, a Shiite Muslim cleric said Saturday. Speculation about which hostage would be freed focused on Jack Mann, a 77-year-old former Royal Air Force pilot missing for two years. The development came a day after U.N. Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar--who has led this summer's accelerating hostage diplomacy--finished three days of talks with Iranian leaders.
NEWS
August 12, 1989 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., Times Staff Writer
Sheik Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah, spiritual leader of Lebanon's fundamentalist Hezbollah movement, vowed Friday to use his influence to end the hostage crisis, but he said that it would take all sides working together and accused Washington of looking at the issue "with one eye." Specifically, Fadlallah complained that the U.S.
NEWS
May 17, 1990 | Associated Press
Freed American hostage Robert Polhill has a cancerous growth around his vocal cords that will require surgeons to remove his voice box, his physicians said Wednesday. Such radical surgery, scheduled for today, might have been avoided if the tumor had been diagnosed sooner, doctors said. The tumor "is quite old, probably at least a year," said Col. Russ Zajtchuk, deputy commander of clinical services at Walter Reed Medical Center.
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April 14, 1993 | GEOFF BOUCHER
Journalist and former hostage Terry A. Anderson will speak Thursday night at a fund-raiser in Anaheim marking the 25th anniversary of the Orange County Hotline Help Center. Anderson, 45, will discuss his 2,454 harrowing nights as a captive of Shiite Muslims in Lebanon, an ordeal that ended when he was released in December, 1991. Anderson, chief Middle East correspondent for the Associated Press, spent more than six years in dank cells, often chained and blindfolded.
NEWS
December 25, 1989 | From United Press International
Syrian and Iranian efforts failed Sunday to curb a new wave of violence that erupted between two rival Muslim Shiite Lebanese groups, killing at least 25 people and wounding 100 others, security sources said. Sources said fierce battles between the Syrian-backed Amal militia and the Iranian-supported Hezbollah, or Party of God, broke out anew Sunday morning in the south after a short lull that followed a cease-fire announced by Hezbollah late Saturday.
NEWS
September 1, 1989
The pro-Iranian leader of Lebanon's fundamentalist Sunni Muslims was quoted as saying that Pope John Paul II should be kidnaped if he visits Lebanon's besieged Christians. Sheik Said Shaban also recommended that President Bush and President Francois Mitterrand of France be abducted as a means of ending support for Lebanese Christians and for Israel, the Beirut daily newspaper Ad Diyar reported. "It is our duty to abduct all those related to states that recognize Israel," Shaban said.
NEWS
August 25, 1989
Lebanon's rival Shiite Muslim militias said they have united against a French naval force positioned off the coast of Lebanon, and the radical Hezbollah faction said its response will "horrify everybody" if the warships approach. Hezbollah (Party of God) did not say what it would do, but it has threatened suicide attacks on Western targets and is believed to sponsor Shiite gangs that hold most of the 14 Western hostages.
NEWS
August 12, 1989 | NICK B. WILLIAMS Jr., Times Staff Writer
Sheik Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah, spiritual leader of Lebanon's fundamentalist Hezbollah movement, vowed Friday to use his influence to end the hostage crisis, but he said that it would take all sides working together and accused Washington of looking at the issue "with one eye." Specifically, Fadlallah complained that the U.S.
NEWS
July 31, 1989 | From Associated Press
Defense Minister Yitzhak Rabin of Israel today proposed trading all his country's Shiite Muslim captives for all captured Israeli soldiers and foreign hostages held by Shiite groups in Lebanon. Israeli officials said they had received no immediate confirmation of a claim from a Shiite group that it executed a U.S. Marine hostage to retaliate for Israel's abduction of a Shiite cleric. But they reiterated Rabin's offer, made earlier in the day.
NEWS
March 9, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Britain announced Wednesday it is expelling about 30 Iranians on security grounds because of Iran's death threat against novelist Salman Rushdie. Meanwhile, a Beirut group believed to be holding two American hostages said it has finished plans to kill Rushdie.
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