Sunday, October 17

Lockerbie: the accusation for the attack that the United States presented 32 years later

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A total of 270 people died in the Lockerbie bombing, which occurred on December 21, 1988.

Exactly 32 years after the Lockerbie bombing, in which 270 people were killed by a bomb on a plane of the American Pan Am airline, its judicial consequences continue to be felt.

This Monday, coinciding with the anniversary of the attack on a Boeing 747 that covered the London – New York route while flying over the town of Lockerbie (Scotland), the United States Attorney General, William Barr, announced new accusations of terrorism against the suspect having manufactured the bomb used in the flight: Abu Agila Mohammad Masud.

The Lockerbie bombing is classified to this day as the “largest terrorist incident” to occur in the United Kingdom and the second deadliest air attack in United States history, only surpassed by 9/11.

190 dand the 270 deceased they were U.S. citizens, including 35 students who were returning to their country for the holidays.

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