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Terrorism facts:

March 16, 1985:
Terry Anderson, chief Middle East correspondent for The Associated Press, was abducted in Beirut; he was released in December 1991.

March 20, 1995:
In Tokyo, 12 people were killed and more than 5,500 others sickened when packages containing the poisonous gas sarin were leaked on five separate subway trains by Aum Shinrikyo cult members.

August 7, 1998:
Terrorist bombs at U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania killed 224 people, including 12 Americans.

March 11, 2004:
Ten bombs exploded across the commuter rail network in Madrid, Spain, killing 191 people in an attack linked to al-Qaeda-inspired militants.

June 16, 2004:
Rebuffing Bush administration claims, the independent commission investigating the Sept. 11 attacks said no evidence existed that al-Qaeda had strong ties to Saddam Hussein.

June 28, 2004:
The Supreme Court ruled that the war on terrorism did not give the government a blank check to hold a U.S. citizen and foreign-born terror suspects in legal limbo.

July 7, 2005:
Suicide terrorist bombings in three underground stations and a double-decker bus killed 52 victims and four bombers in the worst attack on London since World War II.

 

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