Hijacker Abu Abbas dies in Iraq

“Abu Abbas, the Palestinian mastermind of the Achille Lauro cruise ship hijacking in 1985, has died of natural causes in U.S. custody in Iraq, a top Palestinian official has told Reuters.

‘We have been informed that Mohammed Abbas or Abu Abbas, head of the Palestine Liberation Front, who has been held in American custody, has died in Iraq,’ he said, adding that the death was ‘related to his deteriorating health situation’.

The U.S. military in Baghdad said it had no information.” — Reuters Should we be more curious about the ‘natural causes’, the ‘deteriorating health situation’, and the lack of further information available from his US captors?