205. 4/15/1986

On April 5, 1986, Libyan agents bombed a nightclub in West Berlin, Germany, killing two American servicemen and wounding scores more. “…the U.S. [retaliation] bombing of Libya in [April 15] 1986 failed to deter Libyan-sponsored terrorism. Indeed, the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 in December [21] 1988 by terrorists whom the United States and the United Kingdom have identified as Libyan intelligence agents was probably carried out in retaliation against the U.S. raid on Tripoli, which killed several dozen civilians.”

 – Yonah Alexander, ed., Combating Terrorism, Page 45

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