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September 26, 1990 | DOUGLAS JEHL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With Iraqi forces dug into defensive positions across the border, the most immediate threat to many U.S. troops in the region is a terrorist car bomb, military officials said Tuesday. The officials disclosed that U.S. forces here were placed on maximum alert two weeks ago in response to a warning from American officials of credible intelligence pointing to a possible terrorist attack here.
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January 24, 1997 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Months of U.S. frustration over Saudi Arabia's failure to cooperate with U.S. investigators in the June bombing of an American military complex in Dhahran burst into the open Thursday as Atty. Gen. Janet Reno accused the kingdom of withholding crucial information. "The Saudi government has not furnished us with some very important information," Reno said at her weekly news conference. "It's important in any investigation to have full information in order to assess what action should be taken."
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June 26, 1996 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A powerful truck bomb exploded outside a high-rise apartment building housing U.S. Air Force personnel in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday night, killing 23 Americans and injuring more than 300 others, U.S. officials said. A visibly angry President Clinton vowed to track down and punish the bombers. He dispatched a team of FBI bomb specialists to the scene to assist Saudi investigators. The bombing was the second against U.S. interests in Saudi Arabia in less than a year.
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January 27, 1991 | JOHN BALZAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
U.S. military authorities said they believe Iraqi terrorists have infiltrated Saudi Arabia and are capable of striking when they choose. Allied officers here also expressed heightened anxiety about a desperate military strike by Saddam Hussein--perhaps mobilization of his hidden air force for a bombing raid south into Saudi Arabia or the Persian Gulf. In some areas of the region, security this weekend has become even tighter than the usual. Ground movements are restricted.
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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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February 5, 1991 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Battle-shocked Iraqis are moving military field headquarters into schools and mosques and hiding warplanes on residential streets to take advantage of an allied pledge not to bomb civilian targets, a U.S. commander said Monday. The Iraqi tactic is working, said Maj. Gen. Robert B. Johnston, chief of staff for the U.S. Central Command. But he said the allied command in the Persian Gulf War will not change its bombing policy.
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November 16, 1995 | ROBIN WRIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The United States received threats against its diplomatic and military personnel in Saudi Arabia prior to Monday's deadly bombing but decided not to alter security arrangements because the desert kingdom has been among the world's "safest places," U.S. Ambassador Raymond Mabus said in Riyadh on Wednesday. U.S. intelligence has also been aware for several months that Iranian agents put U.S.
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February 5, 1991 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In what U.S. military officials described Monday as a possible terrorist attack, two American soldiers were wounded slightly by flying glass when a gunman fired on a shuttle bus in the port city of Jidda. The attack, hundreds of miles from the battlefront, raised the specter of American or other allied military personnel in the Middle East becoming targets off the battlefield. Mounting tensions in Jordan already have prompted the U.S. State Department to warn Americans there to leave.
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November 14, 1995 | ART PINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Five Americans died and dozens of people were injured Monday when a bomb exploded near a U.S.-run training center for the Saudi Arabian national guard in the Saudi capital, the Pentagon said. It was the deadliest such attack against Americans in the Middle East since the Beirut bombings of 1983.
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June 27, 1996 | JOHN DANISZEWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In retrospect, Communique 43, put out three weeks ago by a London-based Saudi opposition group, looks prophetic: "CDLR warns that the United States is viewed, by the public at large, as an accomplice of the Saudi tyranny . . . and as an unjust racist imperial power in general," said the statement from the Committee for the Defense of Legitimate Rights, distributed worldwide by the group's sophisticated fax network.
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