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Conflict Incident Report

Two French diplomats were abducted in Beirut and released on May 5 1988

Associated Timeline/Case: 
Old Wars, New Wars | January, 1983 to December, 1988
Date of incident: 
March 22, 1985 to May 5, 1988
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Actors/Parties Involved: 
Islamic Jihad

March 22, 1985: Two French diplomats, Marcel Carton and Marcel Fontaine, were abducted in Beirut, along with Danièle Perez, Carton’s daughter. They were released, with another hostage, French journalist Jean-Paul Kauffmann, on May 5, 1988. Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility