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Bin Laden aide guilty of conspiracy in embassy bombings

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A former senior aide of Osama bin Laden has been found guilty of plotting the US embassy bombings by al-Qaeda that killed 224 people in 1998.

Khalid al-Fawwaz was convicted by a court in New York after being extradited from the UK in 2012.

He now faces a possible life sentence after being found guilty on four counts of conspiracy

A dozen Americans were killed in the embassy bombings in the Kenyan capital Nairobi and Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania.

The court heard as US attorney accuse al-Fawwaz of having played a “critical role for al-Qaeda in its murderous conspiracy against America”.

He was arrested in London in the same year as the bombings.

Al-Fawwaz declined to give testimony at his US trial, which lasted a month.

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