Libyan on trial for US embassy bombings dies

January 3, 2015 9:37 AM

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Libyan on trial for US embassy bombings dies

A member of Al Qaeda with ties to Usama Bin Laden died in New York Friday while awaiting trial to face charges of planning the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that killed 224 people.

The Department of Justice confirmed Abu Anas al-Libi's death citing "long-standing medical problems."

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