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The FBI's Dogged Pursuit of Justice for a Hijacking

Jan 20, 2018 | 14:45 GMT
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The FBI has a long arm -- and a long memory -- when it comes to terrorism. Case in point, the agency has issued a new appeal for information that could lead to the arrests of four Palestinian men who were once imprisoned for their roles in the 1986 attack on Pan Am Flight 73 as it sat on the airport tarmac in Karachi, Pakistan. That Sept. 5 attack was part of a an especially tough year for international aviation. A number of other incidents, including the April 2 bombing of TWA Flight 840 on its way from Rome to Athens, kept me hopping the globe in my job as a counterterrorism special agent for the State Department....

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