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Source: Syria to Bury Achille Lauro Mastermind

Syria has agreed to bury Mohammed Abbas, mastermind of the 1985 Achille Lauro cruise ship hijacking, an official of the militant Palestinian group that Abbas led said Monday. A spokesman for the Palestine Liberation Front (PLF) said Syria assented to bury Abbas. A senior Israeli official said it would have denied any request to inter the 56-year-old ex-guerrilla in the Palestinian territories. Abbas, also known as Abu Abbas, died in U.S. custody in Iraq a week ago. Abbas’s brother Ismail said in Damascus that a funeral was planned for Tuesday. Full Story

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