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February 23, 2011

Gaddafi Ordered Pan Am 103 Bombing: Libya Justice Minister

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By: BNO News
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Libyan Justice Minister Mustafa Mohamed Abud Al Jeleil on Wednesday told a Swedish newspaper that Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi ordered the 1988 Lockerbie bombing, which killed 270 people.

Pan Am Flight 103 wreckage in Lockerbie Scotland

Al-Jleil told Stockholm-based newspaper Expressen that Gaddafi was the person who gave the order to bomb Pan Am Flight 103, a daily scheduled transatlantic flight from London Heathrow Airport to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.

“I have evidence that Gaddafi ordered the Lockerbie bombing,” Al-Jleil was cited as saying by Expressen. “To hide this, he did everything in his power to get Megrahi back from Scotland.”

Abdelbaset al-Megrahi was convicted of being behind the Lockerbie bombing, but was released in 2009 on compassionate grounds and returned to Libya.

  • http://twitter.com/aerentusiasta Luca Simioni

    Unbelievable! This is absurd, first Abdelbaset al-Megrahi was released and now Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi is involved!