The 1985 El Descanso bombing was a bomb attack against the El Descanso restaurant just outside Madrid, Spain, late on April 12, 1985. The explosion killed 18 Spaniards and injured 82 others, including 11 American servicemen, who were believed to be the target of the attack. American servicemen who worked at nearby Torrejón Air Base frequented the restaurant.
Spanish Interior Minister José Barrionuevo blamed the Islamic Jihad Organization, which claimed responsibility for the blast, for the bombing. However, the case was closed in 1987 due to a lack of arrests. In 2005, Spain requested the alleged Al-Qaeda operative and writer Mustafa Setmariam Nasar’s extradition from Pakistan for his role in the bombing.

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TRANSCRIPT INTERVIEW OF WITNESS “R-S”

Maya Stuergran

I saw people running out of the front door. There was blood all over them. Yelling, screaming. The 1983 Kuwait bombings were attacks on six key foreign and Kuwaiti installations on 12 December 1983, two months after the 1983 Beirut barracks bombing. The 90-minute coordinated attack on two embassies, the country’s main airport, and petro-chemical plant was more notable for the damage it was intended to cause than what was actually destroyed. What might have been “the worst terrorist episode of the twentieth century in the Middle East” killed only six people because of the bombs’ faulty rigging.

The perpetrators of the bombing are unknown but were purported to be connected to the Islamic Republic of Iran. The motivation of the bombing is suspect to have been punishment against Kuwait, America and France for their military and financial assistance to Iraq in the Iran–Iraq War.


The perpetrators of the bombing are unknown but were purported to be connected to the Islamic Republic of Iran. The motivation of the bombing is suspect to have been punishment against Kuwait, America and France for their military and financial assistance to Iraq in the Iran–Iraq War.

The computer reservation systems (CRS) used by the airlines contains alot of information regarding each passenger. Name, address, phone number, ff number and status, seat assignment, special services requests (SSR) and other service infomation (OSI).

I believe that most airline provide a printout to the flight attendants that shows the projected passenger load, catering items and other flight regarded information.

In some cases, the first class passengers may be listed by name, seat assignment and ff number/status for that extra service level. Economy passengers that have special requests are also listed (special meals, minors, passengers needing assistance, etc.). I doubt that most airlines take the time to printout the entire economy section be name, etc.