U.S. Ambassador to Sudan Assassinated (Terrorism: Essential Primary Sources)
"U.S. Ambassador to Sudan and His Aide Reported Seized by Guerrillas at Party"
By: Richard D. Lyons
Date: March 2, 1973
Source: New York Times.
About the Author: At the time the primary source was written, Richard D. Lyons was a reporter for the New York Times.
Early in the evening of March 1, 1979, United States Ambassador to the Sudan Cleo A. Noel, Jr., along with George Curtis Moore (Noel's Chargé d'Affaires, or deputy chief of mission) and Guy Eid (a Belgian diplomat), were kidnapped by eight masked gunmen while exiting a diplomatic reception at the Saudi Arabian embassy in Khartoum, the capital of the Sudan in north-central Africa.
After securing their prisoners, the terrorists sent out leaflets demanding the release of Sirhan Sirhan (the Palestinian assassin of Robert Kennedy) held in California, Palestinian women held in Israeli prisons, Palestinian terrorists (including Abu Daoud) held in Jordan and Israel, several members of the Baader-Meinhof gang held in Germany, and other hostages.The...
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