- Associated Press - Thursday, January 22, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - Opening statements are likely in the trial of a man charged in the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa.

Khaled al-Fawwaz (kah-LEED’ al-fah-WAHZ’) is being tried alone after one co-defendant pleaded guilty and another died this month.

The attacks in Kenya and Tanzania killed 224 people, including a dozen Americans.

Al-Fawwaz has pleaded not guilty to conspiracy. Jury selection that started Tuesday is expected to conclude Thursday morning.

He was extradited from Great Britain in 2012 with al-Qaida operative Adel Abdul Bary. Abdul Bary is awaiting sentencing after he pleaded guilty in September to charges carrying a maximum of 25 years in prison.

The third defendant, Abu Anas al-Libi (ah-BOO’ ah-NAHS’ ahl-LIH’-bee), was snatched off the streets of Libya in 2013. He died this month after an illness.

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