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September 6 | September 7-12 | September 13-28

Resolution
September 13-28, 1970
  • On September 16, while the terrorists are still holding the remaining hostages, heavy fighting breaks out in Jordan between the Palestinian Liberation Organization -- of which the P.F.L.P. is one faction -- and the Jordanian army.

    On September 27, Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser summons P.L.O. leader Yasser Arafat and Jordan's King Hussein to Cairo and brokers a settlement. Nasser will die of a heart attack the next day.

    By the end of September, all the remaining hostages will be released. The six P.F.L.P. hijackers held in European jails, including Leila Khaled, will be released without punishment.

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