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April 16, 2003
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U.S. forces in Baghdad reportedly captured Mohammad “Abu” Abbas, who masterminded the 1985 terror attack on the Achille Lauro cruise ship. Abbas’ Palestine Liberation Front hijacked the Italian cruise ship and killed Leon Klinghoffer, a disabled American Jew, then dumped his body overboard. Abbas’s group also led a failed speedboat attack on a Tel Aviv beach.

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