TRIPOLI (Reuters) - The former Libyan intelligence officer convicted of the 1988 bombing of a Pan Am flight over Lockerbie, Scotland, that killed 270 people has died, his brother said on Sunday. He was 59. Abdel Basset al-Megrahi died at home after a long battle with cancer. His health had deteriorated quickly overnight, his brother Abdulhakim told Reuters. "He was surrounded by his family and died in his house," Abdulhakim said on Sunday.
The Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi is reportedly close to death in the Libyan capital Tripoli. Megrahi was jailed in 2001 for the bombing of Pan Am flight 103, which blew up over Lockerbie in Scotland in 1988 killing all... Read Post
Abdel Basset al-Megrahi, the former Libyan intelligence officer convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing that killed 270 people, is dead. He was 59. Megrahi was released from jail by Scottish officials on “compassionate grounds” in 2... Read Post