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A List of Foreigners Held Hostage in Lebanon With AM-Lebanon-Kidnap, Bjt

February 17, 1988

Undated (AP) _ Here is a list of foreigners believed held by kidnappers in Lebanon, with the dates they were reported seized:


1. Terry Anderson, chief Middle East correspondent of The Associated Press, March 16, 1985.

2. Thomas Sutherland, dean of agriculture at the American University of Beirut, June 9, 1985.

3. Frank Herbert Reed, director of the Lebanon International School in Beirut, Sept. 9, 1986.

4. Joseph James Cicippio, acting comptroller of the American University of Beirut, Sept. 12, 1986.

5. Edward Austin Tracy, author, Oct. 21, 1986

6. Jesse Turner, visiting professor of mathematics and computer science at Beirut University College, Jan. 24, 1987.

7. Robert Polhill, assistant professor of business at Beirut University College, Jan. 24, 1987.

8. Alann Steen, journalism professor at Beirut University College, Jan. 24, 1987.

9. Marine Lt. Col. William R. Higgins, head of a 75-man observer group attached to the U.N. Interim Force in Lebanon, Feb. 17, 1987.


1. Alec Collett, New York-based journalist on assignment with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, March 25, 1985. The Revolutionary Organization of Socialist Moslems claimed on April 23, 1986, that he had been hanged in retaliation for the April 15 U.S. air raid on Libya. His body has not been found.

2. John McCarthy, cameraman for London-based Worldwide Television News agency, April 17, 1986.

3. Terry Waite, British envoy of the Anglican Church who has been seeking the release of foreign hostages, Jan. 20, 1987.


1. Marcel Fontaine, vice consul at the French embassy in Beirut, March 22, 1985.

2. Marcel Carton, the embassy’s protocol officer, March 22, 1985.

3. Michel Seurat, researcher at the French Center for Studies and Research of the Contemporary Middle East of the French National Council for Scientific Research, May 22, 1985. On March 5, 1986, the Islamic Jihad group claimed he had been killed.

4. Jean-Paul Kauffmann, journalist working for the French weekly L’Evenement du Jeudi, May 22, 1985


Mithileswar Singh, visiting professor of finance at Beirut University College, Jan. 24, 1987


Brian Keenan, teacher at the American University of Beirut, April 11, 1986.


Alberto Molinari, businessman, Sept. 11, 1985


William Jorgensen, worker for U.N. Relief and Works Agency, Feb. 5, 1988.


Jan Stening, employee of U.N. Relief and Works Agency, Feb. 5, 1988.


Rudolf Cordes, businessman with Hoechst AG, Jan. 17, 1987.

Ralph Rudolf Schray, employee of a Beirut chemical company, Jan. 27, 1988.


Two people of unknown nationality were kidnapped on Jan. 26, 1987.

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