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Iranian Embassy Siege

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishIranian Embassy SiegeIˌranian ˈEmbassy ˌSiege  a siege at the Iranian Embassy in Knightsbridge, West London in May 1980 which lasted for six days. Iranian terrorists in the building demanded freedom for political prisoners in Iran. The siege was ended by British sas troops, who broke into the building killing some of the terrorists and rescuing 19 hostages. The terrorists killed two Iranian officials.
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