1985 Soviet Hostage Crisis (KGB vs Islamic terrorism)

In September of 1985, the Islamic Liberation Organization kidnapped 4 Russian diplomats in Beirut. As expected, Moscow ignored their demands. To show that they were serious, the kidnappers killed one of the Soviet hostages. This time, Moscow replied. But far from how the Islamic group had expected.

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Tags: terrorism kgb ussr russians russia spetsnaz special forces state security terrorists syria middle east hezbollah war islam kidnapping hostages special operations fsb moscow beirut lebanon insurgency muslims combat rescue intimidation castration ILO covert

Location: Aleppo, Syria