© Reuters. Abu Agila Mohammad Masud Kheir Al-Marimi, accused of constructing the bomb that blew up Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie in Scotland in 1988, is proven on this Alexandria Sheriff’s Workplace {photograph} taken in Alexandria,Virginia on December 11, 2022. Alexandria,


(Reuters) – Here’s a timeline of predominant occasions for the reason that 1988 bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, which was again within the information this week with the seize of a Libyan intelligence operative suspected of constructing the bomb that killed 270 individuals:

* On Dec. 21, 1988, the flight to New York blows up over Scotland minutes after takeoff from London. The bombing kills all 259 individuals aboard the Boeing (NYSE:) 747 jumbo jet and 11 residents of the city of Lockerbie.

* On Jan. 31, 2001, a three-judge Scottish court docket at a former U.S. base within the Netherlands finds Libyan intelligence agent Abdel Baset Ali al-Megrahi responsible whereas acquitting one other agent, Lamen Khalifa Fhimah. The trial follows years of wrangling between Libya, Britain and america.

* On Aug. 15, 2003, Libya, in a letter to the United Nations, accepts duty for the Lockerbie bombing. Libya pays greater than $2 billion in compensation. On Sept. 12, the U.N. Safety Council unanimously adopts a decision lifting sanctions imposed on Libya over the bombing.

* On Aug. 20, 2009, the Scottish authorities releases Megrahi after his lawyer says the prisoner has been recognized with superior stage prostate most cancers. He returns residence to Libya. On Could 20, 2012, Megrahi, then 60 years previous, dies in Tripoli.

* On Dec. 11, 2022, Scottish and U.S. regulation enforcement officers announce that Mas’ud is in U.S. custody. The following day he is because of seem in a federal court docket in Washington, D.C.

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