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Dissemination Control NOFORN (tvF) Not releasable to foreign nationals Abbreviations PROPIN (rR) Cannon-proprietary information involved ORCON (oC) Dissemination and extinction of infortnaHon controlled by originator Terrorism Review secret DrT s-ozo October 2998 Highlights Key Dates and Events The Terrorism Diary for November and December) 19 Chronology of International Terrorism Ju1y-September 21 Summary of Indigenous Terrorism September 1998 25 This Review is published monthly by the DCI Counterterrorist Information available as of 27 October 1998 was used in this Review, except where otherwise noted. Se et Dl T 8-010 Octobe 998 Suet DI T 98-010 October 1998 ?~y;, ~';.,`,~ ,c-. .-? :~,. `*y.?,,.?~. ?.: :~:: Y.., .,... ;,~ti:, ~ may.. - r;; 11 Seeket IJI TR 8-O10 October 1998 t~ , i. E; ??, ~ . Sed~et DI T 98-010 October 1998 ' ?I: ~~-~ ?'~?~. ilt~:, nn? ? t . :'rs, try - ,7, p::-:'.~7 j?, .,lQ , r . ..~,~, J. n The Terrorism Diary for November amd December 3 December 1934 10 December I966 I3 December I98I I4 December 1983 I7 December I996 2I December 1948 2I December I967' suggest that we anticipate a commemorative terrorist event. Below is a compendium of November and December dates of known or conceivable significance to terrorists around the world. Inclusion of a date or event does not Iran. Seizure of the US Embassy in Tehran. Peru. Founding of Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement (NII2TA) and People's Revolutionary Command (CRP). Syria. Hafiz al-Asad assumes power. Saudi Arabia. Bombing in Riyadh of the Office of Personnel Management/Saudi Arabian National Guard (OPM/SANG). Jordan. King Hussein's birthday. Greece. Student uprising at Athens Polytechnic University from which terrorist group Revolutionary Organization 17 November takes its name. Lebanon. Independence Day. Sri Lanka. LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran's birthday. Marks commencement of Heroes' Week celebrations in the LTTE. Yugoslavia. Republic Day. Palestinians. Anniversary of the adoption of the resolution for Palestine partition by UN General Assembly. Peru. Birthday of Sendero Luminoso leader Abimail Guzman. Palestinians. Founding of Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PEEP). Poland. Imposition of martial law. Chile. Founding of Manuel Rodriguez Patriotic Front (FPMR). Peru. MRTA takeover of Japanese Ambassador's residence in Lima. Ireland. Proclamation of republic. Palestinians. Founding of Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). Sec'~et DI TR~g8-OIO October I998 23 December I933 Japa~z. Birthday of Emperor Akihito. 24 December I95I Libya. Independence Day. 26 December Peru. Birthday of Mao Zedong, usually sparks Sendero Luminoso attacks. 28 December Latin America. Equivalent of US April Fools' Day, traditionally sees many hoaxes and bomb threats. Se et Chronology of International Terrorism-July-September 1998 The following incidents have met the criteria for the Intelligence Commzznity's Incident Review Panel since publication of the previous issue of the Terrorism Review These incidents are the basis for the State Department's Patterns of Global Terrorism, published annually as the US Government's off cial record of 21 Secket DI 8-010 October 1998 people Against Gangsterism and Drugs (PAGAD) is responsibly missile attacks on terrorist facilities in Sudan and Afghanistan bility in a call to a local radio station, stating the bomb was in retaliation for the US major damage. Muslims Against Global Oppression {MAGO) claimed responsi- ,South Africa: A bomb exploded in the Planet Hollywood restaurant, killing one person, injuring at least 24others-including ~zine British citizezzs-and causing Sri Lanka: The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) seized aDubai-owned cargo ship and abducted 2I crewmembers, includi~zg 17lndian nationals. The LTTE evacuated the crew before the Sri Lankan Air Force bombed and destroyed the ship. The 17 Indian hostages were released to the International Commit e f the Red Cross on 19 August. The LTTE continues to hold four Sri Lankans~ IO August India: Unidentified assailants hurled a grenade and fired automatic weapons into a crowded bus in Anantna~. Kashmir, killintr four versons and injuring injuring 12 persons India: In Srinagar, suspected Muslim militants threw a grenade at a velticle car- ryingsecurity personnel The grenade missed its target and exploded in the street, suspected. India: Unidentified assailants threw a grenade in a busy area of downtown Srinagar, killing one civilian and injuring II others. Muslim militants are 2 September India: Suspected Pakistani-backed militants detonated a landmine under a bus in Kashmir, killing the civilian driver and seriously injuring 15 soldiers 8 September Philippines: Approximately 30 armed guemllas abducted an Xtaliazz priest and 12 Filipinos from a church store in Zamboanga. The Fili ino hosta es were released the next day, but the priest is still being held. i Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG} or the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF} 9 Septetber who are employed by the Jackaphil Company. No ransom has been demanded. Philippines: Suspected ASG members kidnapped three Hoag Kong businesstnen Europe I7 July 2 August 26 August Greece: A bomb exploded at a Hyundai car dealership in Athens, shattering the building's windows and damaging two cars parked nearby. 27 August Greece: A bomb detonated outside a Nationale de Paris bank in Athens, causing minor damage. The Autonomous Revolutionary Nuclei group claimed responsibil- iry for a similar attack earlier in the week I~July I4 August 29 August 8 September case and sent to a business in Limerick.~~suspect the LVF. Ireland: Army bomb experts safely detonated a bomb packed in a videocassette Northern Ireland: Assailants threw firebombs at two shops and a pub in Belfast, causing major damage but no injuries. The Rea1IRA claimed responsibility for Colombia: Unidentifced armed assailants stopped a car and kidnapped a German citizen, his wife and baby, and their driver. The captors released the wife, baby, Colombia: Rebels bombed the Cano Limon-Covenas oil pipeline, causing 3,000 barrels of crude to spill Colombia: Unidenitfied rebels bombed the Cano Limon-Covenas oil i eline, causing pumping to be suspended for more than 36 hours. Colombia: In Arauca Province, unidenti ed errillas bombed the Cano Limon-Covenas oil pipeline. Se et 24 Europe Greece A bomb ex loded at a residence in Thessaloniki on 14 September, causing minor ~ damage. Spain Summary of Indigenous Terrorism-September 1998 The incidents and situations below provide an overview of indigenous terrorism area, killing one person and injuring 17 others. On 1 September, a bomb exploded in a marketplace in New Delhi's walled old city nation of the previous mayor in May Several persons were injured. believe the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) is responsible. On 11 September, one of two Claymore mines hidden in the ceiling of a room in the Jaffna municipal council building detonated during a meeting of local politi- cians and security officials. The blast killed 12 persons, including the region's top army officer and the newly appointed mayor, who assumed office after the assassi- claimed responsibility. A bomb exploded outside the municipal building in Thessaloniki on 18 September, causing minor damage. A group called Revolutionary Faction for the Overthrow Authorities defused a bomb at the Basque Nationalist Party office on 2 September in Durango. The Bas ue Fatherland and Liberty (ETA) or their supporters is suspected damage. ETA is believed responsible On 5 September a bomb exploded in bank in Vitoria, causing major 25 Sec'~et DI T 8-010 October 1998 causing major damage. ETA youth party members probably are responsible On 24 September in Bilboa a group of hooded youths set a post office van on fire, Turkey A bomb exploded outside a Motherland, Party (ANAP) office in Istanbul on 8 September, causing minor damage. village in Tokat Province, killing one person On 9 September, armed Kurdistan Workers' Pa (PKK} members attacked a one village guard. The PKK is probably responsible On IS September a Iandmine exploded in the Tere region, killing one soldier and On 19 September in Istanbul, Revolutionary People's Liberation Front/Party (DHKP-C) members fired a rocket at the Fatih Security Directorate building, causing minor damag United Kingdom On 5 September a group of loyalists and nationalist supporters hurled Molotov cocktails and bombs at Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) officers in the center of Portadown, Northern Ireland, injuring two officers and causing major damage to a Catholic-owned bedding store Se tuber, leaving the San Carlos and San Luis municipalities without power. Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrillas bombed two hydroelectric plants and destroyed two power towers in Jaguas and Calderas on Badillo on 16 September. FARC guerrillas killed 70 cows and bombed three farms belonging to one family in Medellin and kidnapped six others on 22 Septembe National Liberation Army (ELN) rebels killed three at a roadblock in left fliers behind criticizing the government and urging. citizens not to vote On 23 September in Aucayacu, 50 Sendero Luminoso (SL) rebels bombed the municipal hall, destroying windows, furniture, and office equipment. The rebels Algeria On 2 September near Medea, 14 armed militants attacked three fanners, killing two and injuring the other. The Armed Islamic group {GIA) is probably responsibl On 6 September near Baba-Ali, a bomb exploded under the Algiers-Affroun train line, killing two passengers and injuring another. The GIA probably is responsible. On 7 September a bomb exploded near Tiaret, killing five persons and injuring 11 others. The GIA is suspected. ~~ On 13 September, Muslim militants slit the throats of at least 27 persons in an overnight massacre in Ain Defla Province. Two persons survived with serious injuries. The GIA probably is responsible. A lazge bomb exploded on 18 Septemb~mazketplace in Tiaret, killing 42 persons and injuring 125 others. Yemen On 20 September in Aden, a bomb ex loded on a crowded street, killing two persons and injuring eight others. On 24 September, a timed explosive device detonated at a bus stop near the Mount Scopus campus of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, injuring one Israeli soldier and destroying the bus shelter. The Islamic Resistance Movement (HAMAS) is believed responsible ,. ..