Thursday, 21 May 2009

Argentina Issues AMIA Arrest Warrant

Argentina has issued an international arrest warrant for Samuel Salman El Reda, a Colombian national of Lebanese origin, in conjunction with the bombing of the AMIA Jewish cultural centre in Buenos Aires in 1994. El Reda, who is believed to have been living in Lebanon with his Argentine wife, is alleged to be the major local connection for the bombers, whom Argentina believes are Iranians.

The AMIA bombing, and that of the Israeli embassy two years previously, claimed a total of 107 lives and over 500 injured, and remain essentially unsolved - Argentina has named Iranian officials it wishes to try over the matter, but Iran isn't cooperating.

Argentina Seeks Colombian for 1994 Terror Strike (AFP)

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