Middle East: The Long Shadow of Tehran

The Long Shadow of Tehran Shi'ite terrorists are linked to a hijacking and a hostage release

"It was a gun battle in the sky. It was unbelievable." So said Jordanian Businessman Salim Dado after surviving a terrifying ordeal aboard an Iraqi jetliner on Christmas Day. According to officials in Saudi Arabia, where the plane subsequently crashed, 62 of the 107 passengers and crew members on the stricken craft were not so lucky: they died in the crash, and about 20 others were injured, in one of the worst hijacking disasters on record.

Routine had suddenly turned to terror after the jetliner, a Boeing 737, had been aloft for almost an hour on its 90-minute flight from Baghdad...

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