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Canadian Intelligence Eh! Podcast

Yannick Veilleux-Lepage: What do aircraft hijackings tell us about terrorist innovation?

Canadian scholar Yannick Veilleux-Lepage walks us through the ‘evolution’ of this phenomenon.

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October Today in Terrorism

October 6, 1976: Bombing of Cuban aircraft

Venezuelan and Cuban American anti-Castro forces bombed a Cuban airline on October 6, 1976 killing all 73 civilians aboard.

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September Today in Terrorism

September 29, 1998: Downing of Lionair Flight 602 over Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan terrorist group LTTE was behind the shootdown of a flight from Jaffna in 1998 in which more than 50 were killed.

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Today in Terrorism

August 5, 1973: Athens Ellenikon Airport attacked by Palestinian Black September

After mistaking a New York for a Tel Aviv flight they planned to hijack, Palestinian Black September terrorists killed 3 passengers at an Athens aiport in 1973.

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First ever hijacking of a civilian flight in Romania (July 25, 1947)

On July 25, 1947 three Romanian army officers took command of a Tara flight from Bucharest to Craiova. Upon arrival all three were arrested.

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Podcast Quick Hits

Air India Flight 182: The day Canadian Security Intelligence failed

35 years ago today, Air India flight 182 left the air traffic control radar off the coast of Ireland, killing all 329 people aboard.

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Today in Terrorism

March 2, 1975 | Air Algerie Bombings in France

On this day in 1975 bombs went off outside Air Algerie offices in France, causing serious damage. The incident was claimed by the Charles Martel Group.

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February 21, 1970 | Bombing of SwissAir Flight 330

Today it is really hard to get a bomb on an airplane: this was not always the case.

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Today in Terrorism

February 19, 1972 | Japanese Red Army hostage taking

On this day in 1972 the Japanese Red Army (JRA) engaged in a standoff with Japanese police at a ski resort where the group had taken a woman hostage.

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Today in Terrorism

January 13, 1975: Terrorist attacks against El Al aircraft in Paris

Terrorist attacks on Israel and Israeli interests have been going on for decades and show no signs of going away.