39 American hostages freed 17 days after TWA Flight 847 hijacking 30 years ago today (June 30 1985)

Video: 'June 30, 1985: Hostages Released in Beirut'

(Sunday, June 30, 1985) — 39 Americans who were aboard a Trans World Airlines jet when it was hijacked over Europe on June 14, 1985, were released today in Beirut after the Reagan administration accepted a proposal by Syria to issue an old policy statement on Lebanon that “reaffirms its longstanding support for the preservation of Lebanon, its Government, its stability and security, and for the mitigation of the suffering of its people.”

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