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March 16, 2004
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Syria agreed to bury terrorist mastermind Mohammed Abu Abbas after Israel refused to allow his body into Palestinian-populated areas. The Haifa-born Abbas, who masterminded the 1985 hijacking of the Achille Lauro cruise ship, died last week in U.S. custody in Iraq. Abbas’ Palestinian Liberation Front said Monday it had received Syrian permission to bury Abbas in the Yarmuk refugee camp outside Damascus.

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