Libyan al Qaeda suspect dies days before trial date
A Libyan man suspected of plotting al Qaeda’s 1998 bombings of US embassies in Africa has died days before he was to stand trial. Abu Anas al Libi had been ailing from advanced liver cancer.
Al Libi, who was captured by US troops in a raid in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, in 2013, died in a New York hospital on Friday after his condition deteriorated, his lawyer Bernard Kleinman said.
The computer expert, also known as Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai, was scheduled to go on trial in New York on January 12 to face a charge of conspiracy to commit murder.
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Source News: DW