The terrorist who was behind the mass murder of US Marines in Beirut in 1983 has been assassinated. This is a big deal:

Security officials in Lebanon said the man, Imad Mugniyah, who was believed to be behind attacks in 1983 on the United States Embassy and Marine barracks in Beirut and the terrorist hijacking of a T.W.A. jetliner in 1985, died in a car bomb in Damascus, Syria, on Tuesday night. His organization may also have been involved in the bombing of the Khobar Towers military residence in Saudi Arabia in 1996, in which 17 Americans were killed.

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