Khalid al-Fawwaz guilty of US embassy bombings

A former aide of Osama Bin Laden has been found guilty of plotting the al-Qaeda bombing of US embassies in east Africa in 1998 that killed 224 people.

Khalid al-Fawwaz, a Saudi national, was convicted by a New York court after three days of jury deliberations.

Extradited from the UK to the US in 2012, he was found guilty on four conspiracy counts and now faces a possible life sentence.

Al-Fawwaz, 52, has been described as Osama Bin Laden’s spokesman in London.