- The Washington Times - Thursday, February 26, 2015

Khalid al-Fawwaz, a Saudi national and former close aide to Osama bin Laden, has been found guilty of the 1998 bombing of U.S. embassies in east Africa.

A New York jury deliberated for three days over four conspiracy counts after the monthlong trial.

Al-Fawwaz’s bombings at the Nairobi and Dar Es Salaam embassies killed 224 people. He now faces a life sentence for his crimes, BBC reported Thursday.

U.S. prosecuting lawyer Preet Bharara described Al-Fawwaz as one of Bin Laden’s “original and most trusted lieutenants,” who “played a critical role for al Qaeda in its murderous conspiracy against America,” BBC reported.

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