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Dramatic hostage rescue in london: The 1980 Iranian Embassy Siege | RFE/RL
Source: Hostage Rescue, Photo by Mike Lloyd, UK.

Dramatic hostage rescue in london: The 1980 Iranian Embassy Siege | RFE/RL

On April 30th, 1980, the Iranian Embassy in London was seized by six gunmen. They originally took 21 hostages and killed two before the remaining 19 were rescued by the British SAS. The gunmen were from the Democratic Revolutionary Front for the Liberation of Arabistan, and five of them were killed. They were demanding that 91 prisoners being held in Iran’s southern Khuzestan Province to be released. Police officers also assisted the military in the rescue operations and retake of the building. This article contains numerous pictures of the siege and aftermath.

Source: https://www.rferl.org/a/dramatic-hostage-rescue-in-london—the-iranian-embassy-siege-40-years-ago/30580814.html

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