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Bombmaker charged in Lockerbie plane explosion

Bombmaker charged in Lockerbie plane explosion
Abu Agila Muhammad Mas’ud Kheir Al-Marimi faces criminal charges for his role in the bombing, U.S. Attorney General William Barr announced Monday morning.

“Let there be no mistake: no amount of time or distance will stop the United States, and its partners in Scotland, from pursuing justice in this case,” Barr said on Monday during a press conference in Washington, D.(AP) “Well over a third of Americans alive today were not yet born on the day of the Lockerbie bombing or would not have been old enough to remember it,” Barr said.(MICHAEL REYNOLDS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) A joint investigation between the United States and Scotland led to charges in November 1991 in both countries against two Libyan intelligence officers — Abdel Baset Ali al-Megrahi and Lamen Khalifa Fhimah, Barr said.The accused bombmaker in the Lockerbie explosion that killed 259 people aboard Pan Am flight 103 was charged Monday on the 32nd anniversary of the deadliest terrorist attack in United Kingdom history.

1988 file photo, a police officer walks past the wreckage in Lockerbie, Scotland, of Pan Am Flight 103 from London to New York.Attorney General William Barr participates in a news conference to provide an update on the investigation of the terrorist bombing of Pan Am flight 103 on the 32nd anniversary of the attack, at the US Department of Justice in Washington, DC, on December 21, 2020.

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