Bin Laden aide gets life in prison for East Africa attacks


Khalid al-Fawwaz
New York (AFP) – A New York court sentenced Saudi exile Khalid al-Fawwaz to life in prison Friday over his role in the 1998 Al-Qaeda bombings of US embassies in East Africa which killed 224 people.
Fawwaz, a 52-year-old described in court as one of late Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden’s most trusted lieutenants, was convicted in February after a five-week trial.
The August 7, 1998 bombings of the US embassies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam, which wounded more than 5,000 people, marked the first major attacks in Al-Qaeda’s war against the United States.
Federal Judge Lewis Kaplan handed down the …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper