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  1. Modern Terrorism Timeline By: Sarah Zmarrou

  2. Munich Olympic Massacre • September 5, 1972 • Eight Palestinian terrorists captured 11 Israeli athletes in Munich, West Germany. In an attempt to rescue the athletes, nine hostages and 5 terrorists were killed

  3. Iran Hostage Crisis • November 4th 1979 • President Carter allowed the Shah of Iran to enter the United States. Iranian radicals then took control of the US embassy in Tehran and took 66 Americans hostage. 13 were released within the next few weeks but the rest were held hostage until their release in 1981

  4. Grand Mosque Seizure • November 20th, 1979 • 200 islamic terrorists took control of the Grand Mosque in Mecca and took hundreds of pilgrims hostage • Saudi and French Forces soon regained control

  5. Assassination of Egyptian President • October 6, 1961 • TakfirWal-Hajira soldiers attacked and killed Anwar Sadat during a troop review

  6. Bombing of U.S Embassy in Beirut • April 18, 1983 • There was a suicide truck bomb outside of the US embassy in Beirut Lebanon. The Islamic jihad claimed responsibility; 63 people were killed and 120 were injured

  7. Bombing of Marine Barracks • October 23rd 1983 • Suicide truck bombs went off simeltaneously at French and American compounds in Beirut, Lebanon. 300 people were killed ; Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility

  8. TWA Hijacking June 14th 1985 A trans world airlines flight was hijacked by LebanezeHizballah terrorists and forced to fly to Beirut.

  9. Paris Subway Explosion • December 3rd, 1996 • A bomb exploded on a parisian subway cart as it approached the Port Royal station • Algerian extremists are suspected to be responsible

  10. Terrorist Attacks on U.S homeland • September 11, 2001 • Two hijacked planes crashed into the twin towers of the World Trade Center. The pentagon was struck by a third plane; Osama Ben Laden is the major leader behind this attack

  11. London Underground Bombings • July 7, 2005 • Four bombs in the London subway system killed 52 people and injured 700

  12. Sources • http://www.springboro.org/teachers/ehodge/notes/03-terrortimeline.pdf • Responding to Terrorism : Challenges for Democracy