U.S. embassy bombing suspect dies ahead of New York trial: NBC News

January 3, 2015 9:27 AM

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U.S. embassy bombing suspect dies ahead of New York trial: NBC News

(Reuters) - A suspected al Qaeda figure alleged to have planned the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Tanzania and Kenya has died in New York just days ahead of his scheduled trial, NBC News reported on Friday.

Abu Anas Al-Liby, whose real name was Nazih al-Ragye, was seized by U.S. forces in October 2013 in the Libyan capital Tripoli and was brought to the United States to face criminal charges stemming from the bombings, which killed 224 people.

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