Libyan accused of US embassy bombings which killed 244 and wounded more than 5,000 dies in New York hospital aged 50 – just days before start of trial

A Libyan accused over the 1998 Al-Qaeda bombings of US embassies in Africa died on Friday, days before he was to stand trial in New York, his lawyer and family said.

Abu Anas al-Libi, 50, was on the FBI’s most-wanted list with a $5 million price on his head when he was captured by US troops in the Libyan capital Tripoli in October 2013.

He and Saudi businessman Khalid al-Fawwaz were due to stand trial on January 12 over the attacks on the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that killed 244 people and wounded more than 5,000.

Libi, a computer expert, died at a hospital in the New York area on Friday, his lawyer Bernard Kleinman told The Washington Post, saying the health of his client — who had advanced liver cancer – had deteriorated significantly in the last month.

Al-Libi’s wife said Saturday her husband underwent liver surgery three weeks ago, went into a brief coma and was moved prematurely back to prison…

  • simus1

    Due to the huge crowds expected, there is still some uncertainty as to which huge landfill will host the pit bulls rip and tear eating contest.

    • Frau Katze

      He won’t be missed.

    • tom_billesley

      Spare the pit bulls – the liver cancer was caused by chronic hepatitis C virus infection. Use a wood chipper and stand well back.

  • johnbrooks3

    Who got the $5 million finder fee?

  • cmh

    now the wife will sue and get millions…..

    • tom_billesley

      That remark “.. and was moved prematurely back to prison” is blazing the trail for her lawyer.

  • Certainly he deserved to die a terrible death. However, I feel like the fact that he didn’t face a trial and didn’t truly have the book thrown at him… that’s a moral loss. Anyone else agree?

    • Billy Bob Thornton

      Gaddafi and Hussein should have received fair trials. The US wanted to go after Hussein even back in the 80’s by causing the Iran-Iraq war and supplying both sides. The US wanted to trap Hussein with invading Kuwait in 1990. You could say the US wants to control the outcomes. Also, looking back on Gaddafi you have to wonder why the US and NATO picked that 2011 moment. Looking back you have to also ask are Iraq and Libya better off now than before the invasions? The US and NATO are not telling us the real truth only their versions of the truth.

      • David

        It’s 2015 sucka. The death cult wants to subjugate the world. They also want a Judenrein world. Are you good with that?

        • Billy Bob Thornton

          I am against war and quite frankly the average person should have a say. I am for ending immigration as the average person needs to be helped in each society but as for war being the solution I would say no. I hope this answers your question but definitely we need direct democracy.

  • Santos2

    See, G-d is on our side.

  • Maurixio Garcia S

    Another hero that fall under the CIA torture,who the Muslims are going blame now.

  • Pete_Brewster

    Trust me, escaping justice isn’t as easy as that. The Court of the Almighty is fairer and swifter than any earthly one.

    May “the Libyan” burn in hell with his prophet.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    At least he is no longer available to be swapped for hostages.

  • Gaylord Ponce

    Hope his death was painful.

  • Dana Garcia

    Too bad there won’t be a trial. The African bombings were a pre-cursor to the jihad wave the west is suffering now, and a review of facts and the testimony of survivors in court would have been a good reminder of Islamic evil.

  • David Murrell

    Another forgettable terrorist bites the dust. In a week’s time everybody will forget about this ISlamo-nazi.