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1983 bombing of the U.S. embassy in Beirut

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A suicide bombing, on April 18, 2003, killed 66 people in the U.S. Embassy in Beirut.[1] The previously unknown "Islamic Jihad Organization" claimed responsibility; Islamic Jihad in Lebanon at the time may have been another name for Hizbollah, or, according to Robert Baer and others, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps.

Imad Mugniyah is suspected as having headed the operation.[2]


  1. Robert Baer (2002), See no evil: the true story of a ground soldier in the CIA's war on terrorism, Thorndike Press, pp. 65-68
  2. Elisabeth Smick (updated February 13, 2008; research from 2006), Profile: Imad Mugniyah, Council on Foreign Relations