London, Safar 18, 1435, Dec 21, 2013, SPA -- Ceremonies were being held in Britain and the United States Saturday to mark the 25th anniversary of the terrorist bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland
, in which 270 people were killed.
Tripoli: A Libyan court acquitted two former aides of slain dictator Muammar Gaddafi yesterday of charges connected to the deadly 1988 bombing of a US airliner over Lockerbie, Scotland
Tripoli, May 20 -- Abdel Basset al-Megrahi, convicted of the 1988 bombing of a PanAm flight over Lockerbie, Scotland
, that killed 270 people, has died of cancer in Libya, according to his family.
Megrahi, 60, who was jailed in 2001 for blowing up Pam Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland
, in 1988, was released back to Libya on compassionate grounds eight years later.
I don't think he can make it this time," Al-Megrahi, 60, is the only person convicted for the 1988 bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland
, which killed 270 people.
Eleven people in Lockerbie, Scotland
, were also killed as large sections of the plane fell in the town and destroyed several houses, bringing total fatalities to 270.
The former foreign minister of Libya, who defected in February during the initial outbreak of civil war, admitted that his country was involved in a widespread conspiracy to bomb Pan-Am Flight 103 which exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland
Two years later, Qaddafi was behind the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, which killed 270 people, including 189 Americans, when the plane exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland
US and Scottish authorities want to question Koussa, who defected to Britain last week, over the 1988 bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland
, as well as other crimes they suspect were committed by Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.
Nevertheless, Scottish police want to question Kusa over the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland
, which killed 270 people, most US citizens.
It was believed that Libyan intelligence agents were behind the bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over LocKerbie, Scotland
, with the loss of 270 lives on December 21, 1988.
DEVASTATION: The remains of the flight deck of Pan Am 103 on a field in Lockerbie, Scotland