Izz-al-Din, Hasan (1963–)

aka Ahmed Garbaya, Samir Salwwan, Sa-id

For his alleged role in the 1985 hijacking of TWA Flight 847, Lebanese Hasan Izz-al-Din is named on the FBI's October 2001 list of the 22 “most wanted terrorists.” A hijacker convicted in the TWA case testified that Izz-al-Din killed a U.S. Navy diver during the two-week ordeal.

The FBI believes Izz-al-Din has returned to Lebanon. Although he was tied to the Shiite Muslim militant group and political party Hezbollah during the 1980s, Lebanese officials have claimed that Izz-al-Din is not currently linked to Hezbollah's party structure. (Although the U.S. government continues to regard Hezbollah as a terrorist organization, the group recast itself as a legitimate political party during the 1990s and holds elected seats in Lebanon's Parliament.)

According to U.S. officials, Izz-al-Din was one of the two hijackers who took over Flight 847 from Athens to Rome on June ...

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