U.S. charges Libyan in 1988 Lockerbie bombing that killed 270


The United States on Monday unsealed criminal charges against a third alleged conspirator in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, that killed 270 people, mostly Americans.

The suspect, Abu Agila Mohammad Masud Kheir Al-Marimi, a former senior Libyan intelligence official, was charged with two criminal counts related to the bombing. He is in Libyan custody, U.S. Attorney General William Barr said, adding that U.S. officials are hopeful that Libya will allow Masud to be tried in the United States.

“No amount of time or distance will stop the United States and our Scottish partners from pursuing justice in this case,” Barr told a news conference Monday.

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Source: Reuters