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On this day in history – Dec. 4 – Hostage Terry Anderson freed in Lebanon

Posted on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 9:15 am

1991
Hostage Terry Anderson freed in Lebanon
On this day in 1991, Islamic militants in Lebanon release kidnapped American journalist Terry Anderson after 2,454 days in captivity. As chief Middle East correspondent for the Associated Press, Anderson covered the long-running civil war in Lebanon (1975-1990). On March 16, 1985, he was kidnapped… read more »

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