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November 17, 1990 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Poised uncomfortably between touchy Arab neighbors and new-found friends in Washington, the young conservative government of Prime Minister Constantine Mitsotakis is turning a cautious new page in Greece's confrontation with terrorism. Mitsotakis, who has personal loathing for terrorists, has ordered a trial in Athens for Mohammed Rashid, a 40-year-old jailed Palestinian accused of the 1982 in-flight bombing of an American jetliner over the Pacific.
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December 21, 2000 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a boastful and defiant communique that has drawn the attention of law enforcement officials, diplomats and Olympic insiders, the Greek terrorist group called 17 November proclaims that it is a Robin Hood-style organization struggling to rid the world of American-led imperialism and capitalism. The statement was discovered last week, as organizers of the Athens 2004 Summer Games were in Switzerland for a long-scheduled meeting with the International Olympic Committee's Executive Board.
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SPORTS
November 17, 2000 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Concerns over terrorism in Greece have surfaced over the last few weeks in the United States and Britain as Olympic officials turn their focus to Athens and the 2004 Games. The safety of U.S. and British athletes, officials and spectators is under review as security experts assess the risk from a left-wing, vehemently anti-American terrorist group called 17 November. It is Greece's deadliest, Europe's most elusive.
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November 17, 2000 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Concerns over terrorism in Greece have surfaced over the last few weeks in the United States and Britain as Olympic officials turn their focus to Athens and the 2004 Games. The safety of U.S. and British athletes, officials and spectators is under review as security experts assess the risk from a left-wing, vehemently anti-American terrorist group called 17 November. It is Greece's deadliest, Europe's most elusive.
NEWS
June 9, 2000 | From Times Wire Services
A British defense attache was assassinated here Thursday, and Greek police found evidence pointing to the terrorist group November 17, whose members have eluded capture despite a 25-year legacy of bloodshed. Brig. Stephen Saunders, 52, the defense attache at the British Embassy, was gunned down by two assassins as he drove to work. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, but police said ballistic tests showed that the spent shells found on the scene came from a .
NEWS
July 13, 1988 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, Times Staff Writer
Greek police on Tuesday blamed hostage-seeking Arab terrorists who botched their mission for the indiscriminate attack on a shipload of foreign tourists. The government reported nine dead and 23 others still hospitalized Tuesday night following the attack Monday as the small cruise ship City of Poros headed for port after a sunny day's visit to Aegean islands.
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June 12, 1990 | Associated Press
Terrorists have attacked the office of a U.S. company, apparently using a stolen anti-tank missile and a small World War II bazooka, Greek officials said. The office of Procter & Gamble Co. was damaged in the assault late Sunday, but police said no one was injured. No group claimed responsibility, but authorities said Monday that they suspect the November 17 terrorist group, which has claimed to have stolen both types of weapons.
NEWS
January 30, 1991
Left-wing terrorists in TURKEY bombed three Western targets in the port city of Izmir, destroying five cars and wounding two people in attacks believed linked to the Persian Gulf War. Bombs exploded outside the French Consulate, the Turkish-U.S. Cultural Institute and a U.S. warehouse in Izmir, 340 miles southwest of Ankara. The Turkish terrorist group Dev Sol, or Revolutionary Left, claimed responsibility.
NEWS
July 1, 1988
The United States offered a reward of up to $500,000 for information leading to the apprehension and punishment of the killers of Navy Capt. William Nordeen, the American defense attache in Athens. State Department spokeswoman Phyllis Oakley said it is the largest sum offered since a 1984 law authorized rewards to catch terrorists. The leftist Greek extremist group November 17 claimed responsibility for the car-bomb slaying of the 51-year-old resident of Centuria, Wis.
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May 22, 1988 | Associated Press
Two bombs exploded in the Athens suburb of Nikaia early Saturday, and a third was tossed from a car in the port of Piraeus. There were no injuries, police said, in the three attacks claimed by a local left-wing terrorist group, Revolutionary Popular Struggle.
NEWS
June 10, 2000 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The shadowy Greek terrorist group November 17 claimed responsibility Friday for the assassination of Britain's defense attache in Athens, saying it targeted the diplomat because of his role in helping to coordinate NATO's bombing of Yugoslavia last year. In a 13-page letter to the independent Athens newspaper Eleftherotypia, the group said Brig. Stephen Saunders was "one of those who participated in the Nazi-type raids and mass murder of innocent, unarmed civilians."
NEWS
June 9, 2000 | From Times Wire Services
A British defense attache was assassinated here Thursday, and Greek police found evidence pointing to the terrorist group November 17, whose members have eluded capture despite a 25-year legacy of bloodshed. Brig. Stephen Saunders, 52, the defense attache at the British Embassy, was gunned down by two assassins as he drove to work. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, but police said ballistic tests showed that the spent shells found on the scene came from a .
NEWS
June 5, 2000 | From Reuters
Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said Sunday that concerns about terrorism will not lead to sanctions against Greece and Pakistan, no matter what a new congressional report may say. A congressional panel recommends the United States change the way it tackles terrorism by taking several measures, among them threatening sanctions against states such as Greece and Pakistan and increasing the power of the CIA and Army to act in the United States.
NEWS
February 28, 1999 | From Times Wire Services
Turkish Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit accused Greece on Saturday of sponsoring terrorism, calling its behavior in the case of Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan "unforgivable." Ecevit also rejected a lawyer's claims that he was unable to carry out a defense of Ocalan, who is facing a possible death penalty on treason charges after his arrest. Ocalan, whose whereabouts had been unknown since he left Rome in January, was captured on Feb.
NEWS
April 28, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A terrorist bomb that killed seven people on April 19 was meant for the British Consulate but exploded prematurely at a courier's office 300 yards away, Greek Minister of Public Order Ioannis Vassiliades said. He also announced that six Palestinian students were arrested in connection with the blast in Patras. Vassiliades called them members of "a purely Palestinian organization from beginning to end. It was making bombs that it had plans to use against various targets in Greece."
NEWS
April 20, 1991 | From Reuters
A mail bomb, thought to be the work of terrorists, killed seven people and injured 10 others Friday at the offices of an air courier service associated with U.S.-owned United Parcel Service, police said. The midday blast rocked central Patras, a port city about 180 miles west of Athens. Eight people were seriously injured and were rushed to nearby hospitals, police said. The blast wrecked six cars, hurling one across the street, and blew out windows blocks away.
NEWS
August 12, 1987
A left-wing Greek terrorist group claimed responsibility for the car-bomb attack that wounded 10 U.S. military personnel and a Greek bus driver Monday near Athens. The urban guerrilla group November 17 said in a statement that the attack was aimed at the U.S military presence in Greece and said it will continue its "revolutionary actions" until U.S. bases in Greece are closed. The November 17 group has claimed responsibility for 11 assassinations in the last 12 years.
NEWS
January 19, 1987 | WILLIAM TUOHY, Times Staff Writer
The West German Foreign Ministry said Sunday that a Hamburg businessman has been kidnaped in Beirut. West German newspapers speculated that the kidnaping may have been in retaliation for the arrest Tuesday in Frankfurt of a Lebanese suspected of complicity in the hijacking of a TWA airliner in June, 1985.
NEWS
March 13, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A powerful bomb blast killed an American Air Force sergeant in an Athens suburb. Police said the attack bore the hallmarks of the left-wing November 17 guerrilla group. Police identified the dead man as Sgt. Ronald Stewart, 35, who had worked at the U.S. Hellenikon Air Base for five years. The remote-controlled bomb exploded as Stewart walked to his home in the seaside suburb of Glyfada.
NEWS
February 6, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Guerrillas opposed to the U.S. role in the Persian Gulf War blew up a car Tuesday outside a company providing security for the U.S. Embassy in Lima, killing three security guards and seriously injuring seven other people, authorities said. In a drive-by attack, the rebels threw at least 22 pounds of dynamite and fired machine-gun bursts at three diplomats' cars parked in front of the company, police said.
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