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Suspected plotter of US embassy attacks dies in New York

  • An alleged al-Qaeda leader, who was to stand trial for plotting the 1998 US embassy attacks in Africa, has died in New York. According to media reports, 50-year-old Abu Anas al-Liby died just a few days before going on trial. Liby was arrested in 2013 in a US raid in Tripoli and was brought to New York. More than 220 people were killed in the embassy attacks, which were carried out in Kenya and Tanzania. His wife and lawyers said the alleged al-Qaeda leader had died in hospital. The al-Qaeda suspect, who had liver cancer, was in poor health. 

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