West Germany Chipping Away At Terrorism

Hammadi is named as a killer

The West gained a bit more ground last week in its fight against the scourge of terrorism. In a high-security courtroom in Frankfurt, Mohammed Ali Hammadi faced the most damaging testimony yet in his two-month-old trial for the 1985 hijacking of TWA Flight 847 and the murder of a U.S. Navy diver. In Beirut, meanwhile, West German Businessman Rudolf Cordes, kidnaped 20 months ago as a direct result of Hammadi's capture, was suddenly released. Thus Bonn, which had unwittingly put its citizens at risk because a terrorist happened to fall into its hands, could breathe easier, and with a measure of...

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