Canada: Siege for a Forgotten Cause

Siege for a "Forgotten" Cause

Claude Brunelle, 31, a security guard at the Turkish embassy in Ottawa, usually works in a bulletproof booth. But when three men parked their U-Haul truck on the grass beside the embassy entrance early one morning last week, he emerged from his booth, challenged the men, then suddenly pulled his .38-cal. revolver and fired. The interlopers cut him down with a fusillade, killing him, then blew open the embassy's front doors with explosives.

During a four-hour siege of the embassy, the three, who said they were members of the Armenian Revolutionary Army, took eleven hostages, including the Turkish Ambassador's wife and...

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