Abu Abbas

 

 

 

Age: 55

 

Summary: head of the terrorist group Palestine Liberation Front who masterminded the 1985 hijacking of the Italian passenger ship Achille Lauro in which wheelchair-bound American tourist Leon Klinghoffer was thrown overboard, who was captured by U.S. forces in Iraq in April 2003 and was being held in U.S. military custody in Iraq.

 

 

Cause of Death: Natural causes

 

Born: December 10, 1948

 

Died: March 8, 2004

 

Location: Baghdad, Iraq