Syrian Terrorism Against Americans

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Anti-American groups sponsored and protected by Syrian Army

Syrian-protected extremest-Muslim Palestinian militiamen of the Asbat al-Ansar group(related to Bin Laden) burn the American flag at the Ein el-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp on outskirts of the southern port city of Sidon, Lebanon, Monday, Oct. 29, 2001.


Terrorist attacks against Americans


U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. W. Higgins was kidnapped and murdered while serving with the United Nations Truce Supervisory Organization (UNTSO) in southern Lebanon. (February 17, 1988)

Beirut embassy bombing (April 18, 1983):
63 people, including the CIA's Middle East director, were killed, and 120 were injured.



(23 October 1983) a truck loaded with explosives crashed through the security perimeter of the United States Marine Corps Barracks in Beirut, Lebanon. In the explosion that followed, 241 U.S. Military personnel were killed and 80 seriously wounded.These young people, on a mission of peace in a land stricken by violence, were killed as they slept.

Further Syrian terrorist attacks against peace keeping forces, forced the UN multi-national forces to pullout from Lebanon and leave it for Syrians and pro-Syrian guerrillas.


Hijacking Americans

TWA flight 847: Hijackers hold Americans hostage on a murderous journey( June 24, 1985)

A Trans-World Airlines flight was hijacked en route to Rome from Athens and forced to fly to Beirut. The eight crew members and 145 passengers were held for 17 days, during which one American hostage, a U.S. Navy sailor, was murdered.


* Political Officer William Buckley in Beirut (1984). Other U.S. citizens not connected to the U.S. Government were seized over a succeeding 2-year period.

* Eighteen U.S. servicemen were killed, and 83 people were injured in a bomb attack on a restaurant near a U.S. Air Force Base in Torrejon, Spain. (April 12, 1984)

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