Bin Laden Aide Found Guilty in Embassy Bombings

Al Qaeda mastermind Khalid Al Fawwaz found guilty of 1998 bombings which killed 224 people in Africa.

Tova Dvorin, | updated: 08:01

Al Qaeda supporters protest Bin Laden killing
Al Qaeda supporters protest Bin Laden killing
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Saudi Arabian national and Al Qaeda terrorist Khalid Al Fawwaz has been found guilty of the 1998 bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania late Thursday, after a New York jury deliberated for three days over the verdict. 

The bombing attacks in Nairobi and Dar as Salaam killed 224 people; Al-Fawwaz was arrested in London that same year and extradited to the US 14 years later.

The terrorist likely will face a life sentence, BBC reported. 

Preet Bharara, the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, said in a statement after the verdict that the defendant "played a critical role for al-Qaeda in its murderous conspiracy against America." 

Al-Fawwaz was also named as being close to Al Qaeda mastermind Osama Bin Laden and acted as Bin Laden's "media adviser" in London, he added. 




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