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Egyptian national pleads guilty to US embassy bombings charges

The suspect is allegedly involved with Al-Qaeda in bombing US embassies


Workers stand on what remains of a building in front of the U.S. embassy in Nairobi, Kenya after the deadly 1998 bomb attack. (AFP File Photo)
Workers stand on what remains of a building in front of the U.S. embassy in Nairobi, Kenya after the deadly 1998 bomb attack.
(AFP File Photo)

In New York, an Egyptian national by the name Adel Abdul Bary, 54, announced Friday he would plead guilty to charges related to the 1998 bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, killing 224 people, reported Reuters.

Reuters quoted Abdel Bary saying that he participated in a conspiracy to target American citizens and to use explosive devices.

Abdel Bary claimed that he connected journalists in touch with Al-Qaeda high profile leaders such as Osama bin Laden and Ayman al Zawahiri.

However, the judge is yet to consider Abel Bary’s plea.

If accepted Abdel Bary, discounting the 14 years he has already spent in jail in the United Kingdom, could serve a much lighter sentence.

The embassy bombings took place on 1998, by bombs attached to cars. The incident was the first to direct attention to the Al-Qaeda organisation and its activities.

Abdel Bary is a former member of the Egyptian Al-Jihad militant group, and faces a death sentence in Egypt for being involved in attacks in the 1990s. He was arrested in 1999 in the UK for the bombing of the US embassies.

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