Police in Scotland, and the FBI, have asked the Libyan authorities for permission to question two men they suspect of involvement in the bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, which killed 270 people in 1988.
They believe the two individuals were accomplices of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, the only person to have been convicted in relation to the atrocity.
The two are named as:
- Abu Agila Mas’ud (64), who worked for Abdullah al-Senussi, Libya’s former head of intelligence, and was known as an expert in bomb-making;
- Abdullah al-Senussi (65), Gaddafi’s spy chief, and the husband of Fatma Farkash, the sister in law of the late Libyan dictator. He was sentenced to death by firing squad in July after a trial in Tripoli found him guilty of war crimes for the brutal suppression of protests in Benghazi in 2011.
(Sources: The Independent, BBC)
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