Al-Qaeda suspect dies days before US trial

This August 1998 picture shows Kenyan residents looking at the US embassy (L) days after the bomb blast that killed at least 280 kenyans and 12 american on August 7, 1998A 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. 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. Libi, a computer expert, died at a New York hospital on Friday, the federal prosecutor for the region said in a letter to the judge trying the case. “On December 31, 2014, Abu Anas al-Libi was taken from the Metropolitan Correctional Center to a New York hospital due to sudden complications arising out of his long-standing medical problems,” said Preet Bharara in the letter Saturday.

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