Death of Abdel Baset al-Megrahi

April 1, 1952 - May 20, 2012
Benghazi, Libya | Age 60

Libyan convicted in Lockerbie bombing dies at 60
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ADEL OMRAN, The Associated Press

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — He was the embodiment of one of modern Libya's darkest chapters — a man synonymous with horrifying scenes of wreckage, broken families and a plane that fell out of the sky a generation ago. His name, Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, was little known compared to the single word that his deeds represented: Lockerbie.

Seven months after his patron dictator Moammar Gadhafi was slain in a revolution that began a new chapter for his...

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