The Perfect Killers

The terrorist group 17 November has been stalking Greece for 25 years: 100-plus attacks, not one arrest

In Greece, terrorists usually follow assassinations with explanations. The country's deadliest group, the Revolutionary Organization 17 November, is religious about ringing 929-6001 and notifying the Eleftherotypia, an Athens daily, of the whereabouts of its proclamations. But on the night of June 8, that decades-old practice took an unconventional twist. Fourteen hours after gunmen pumped four bullets into Brigadier Stephen Saunders, Britain's top military envoy to Athens, 17 November rang the cell phone of an Eleftherotypia staff writer. Apparently the terrorists were aware that police had, for the first time ever, tapped the newspaper's telephones. "If this leak isn't proof of collusion...

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