Islamic Terrorism Timeline ———-detail links on this page work

Many terrorist events have happened all over the world.
The timeline shown here represents just a few of them.

November 4, 1979 Teran, Iran   U.S. Embassy Taken OverA group of Iranian students who were angry at the United States attacked and seized its embassy in Tehran, Iran. They were supported by the countries leader, Ayatollah Khomeini.Details
1982 – 1991
Lebanon
  18 Americans KidnappedDavid Dodge was the president of the American University in Beirut. He was kidnapped the first time while he was on his way home from work. He was released, but he was kidnapped again. This time he was killed. His murder was called the most gruesome abduction, torture, and killing of a United States citizen. The terrorists videotaped his torture and murder. A group called the Organization of the Oppressed on Earth claimed responsibility, but the real suspects are the Hezbollah guerillas.Details
April 18, 1983
Beirut, Lebanon
  Truck Bombing of U.S. EmbassyA large vehicle packed with explosives is driven quickly into the U.S. Embassy compound in Beirut. When it explodes it kills 63 people. A group of terrorists called the Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility.Details
October 23, 1983
Beirut, Lebanon
  Truck Bombing of U.S. Marine BarracksA large truck bomb with 2,500 pounds of TNT smashed through the main gate of the U.S. Marine headquarters in Beirut. 241 U.S. servicement are killed when it expoldes. A French paratrooper base is blown up just a few minutes later and 58 French soldiers are killed. A terrorist group called the Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility.Details
December 12, 1983
Kuwait City, Kuwait
  U.S. Embassy Annex AttackedA truck loaded with explosives crashed into the U.S. Embassy anex in Kuwait. Four people were killed and at least 62 were injured. A terrorist group called the Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility.Details
September 20, 1984
Beirut, Lebanon
  U.S. Embassy Compound AttackedA van filled with explosives sped through several barriers and groups of U.S. soldiers and stopped about 30 feet in front of the embassy annex. The driver of the van and 12 soldiers and visitors to the annex were killed. A terrorist group called the Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility.Details
April 12, 1985
Madrid, Spain
  Restaurant BombingA bomb exploded in a restaurant where U.S. soldiers liked to eat. The explosion killed 18 Spaniard citizens and injured 82 other people. Only 15 of the Americans were injured, but none were killed.Details
June 13, 1985
Beirut, Lebanon/
Algiers, Algeria
  TWA Flight 847This airliner took off in Rome, Italy, but was hijacked and forced to fly to Beirut, Lebanon. Mohammed Hamadei from the terrorist group Hezbollah, Hassan Izz-al-Din from Lebanon, and Ali Atwa another terrorist hijacked the plane. Details

August 8, 1985

Frankfurt, Germany
  Rhein-Main Airbase BombingTwo Americans and 20 others are injured when a Volkswagon car loaded with explosives blew up at the U.S. Rhein-Main air base in Frankfurt, Germany. Two terrorist groups, West German Red Army faction and the French Direct Action, claimed responsibility for the bombing.Details
October 7, 1985
Port Said, Egypt
  The Ship Achille Lauro is HijackedAchille Lauro cruise ship hijacked by four Palistinian men who are members of the Palestine Liberation Organization. They murder a handicapped man from New York and throw his body overboard.Details
November 23, 1985
Valeta, Malta
  Egyptair Flight 648 HijackedThree Arab men from the terrorist group Abu Nidal Organization hijacked this plane and forced it to land in Valletta, Malta. There was a 30 hour standoff between the hijackers and the Egyptian comandos.Details
December 27, 1985
Rome, Italy and Vienna, Austria
  Grenades and Guns are used to Massacre Passengers at Rome and Vienna AirportAt the same time two groups of terrorists, one in Rome and one in Vienna, charge up to the counters of Israel’s El Air airline. They throw grenades at the tourists getting ready to fly on the airline.
Details
April 02, 1986
Athens, Greece
  TWA Flight 840 BombedAs the plane was beginning to land in Athens a plastic explosive bomb exploded under the seat of the passenger sitting in seat 10F. Four people were killed and nine others were wounded. The terrorist group called Ezzedine Kassam Unit of the Arab Revolutionary Cells claimed responsibility.Details  
April 05, 1986
West Berlin
  La Belle Disco in Berlin Bombed The La Belle is a nightclub that was popular with the United States servicemen. Two United States soldiers and one Turkish woman were killed in the explosion
December 21, 1988
Lockerbie, Scotland
  Pan Am Flight 103 BombingThe bomb that blew up this flight was packed in a small radio case. It was left on the plane by a terrorist that got off of the plane at an earlier stop. The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine terrorist group claimed responsibility. The bombing was carried out so that they could take revenge on America when one of its warships accidentally mistook a Palestinian passenger plane as a war plane and shot it down.Details
January 25, 1993
Langley, Virginia
  CIA Employees in Langley, VA are ShotA Pakisini man, Mir Aimal Kasi, who lived in Virginia drove up to the CIA building in Langley, Virginia and shot two CIA agents. He was angry because he believed that the United States were mistreating Muslims who lived in the Middle East.Details
February 26, 1993
New York, New York
  1993 World Trade Center in New York BombedA group of Muslim terrorists are arrested after a rented van packed with explosives and driven into the World Trade Center’s underground parking garage. Six people were killed and more than 1,000 are injured in this terrorist attackDetails
November 13, 1995
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  U.S. Military Complex in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia is BombedSeven people are killed when a powerful car bomb explodes in front of a military center run by the United States military. Three terrorist groups: Islamic Movement for Change, the Tigers of the Gulf, and the Combatant Partisans of God claim responsibility for the bombing of this military center.Details
June 25, 1996
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
  Khobar Towers in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia are BombedA fuel truck was parked 35 yards away from a United States military compound. When the truck blew up 19 American soldiers were killed and 500 more people were wounded. The Movement for Islamic Change claimed responsibility for the bombing.Details
August 07, 1998
Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  U.S. Embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania are BombedThese terrorist attacks happened almost at the same time. More than 5,000 people were injured and 224 were killed when the buildings that they were working in collapsed during the explosions.Details
October 12, 2000
Aden, Yemen
  USS Cole BombedThe USS Cole was docked in Aden Yemen for refueling. A small craft pulled alongside the ship and two terrorists set off the bomb. The two terrorists were killed and so were 17 U.S. Navy seamen when the explosion blew a 20 by 40 foot hole in the side of the ship.Details
September 11, 2001
New York City, Washington, D.C.
  World Trade Center is Destroyed and the Pentagon is AttackedTerrorists hijack 4 domestic flights from Boston airport. Two of the planes slam in to the two World Trade Center towers, causing them to collapse. A third flight crashes into the Pentagon, and a fourth crashes in Pennsylvania.Details
 
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