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Saudi man linked to Osama bin Laden convicted in 1998 embassy bombings
Saudi man linked to Osama bin Laden convicted in 1998 embassy bombings

Khaled Fawwaz, who was Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's unofficial spokesman in Britain during the 1990s, was convicted Thursday in connection with the deadly 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. The 52-year-old Fawwaz, a Saudi citizen, was accused, among other things, of working with Bin Laden in 1994 to set up a media office in London to publicize the Al Qaeda leader's statements and to act as a cover for funneling money, messages and equipment to Al Qaeda cells worldwide. He was also accused of having issued a "declaration of jihad against Americans" on behalf of Bin Laden while in London. The August 1998 bombings, which killed more than 200...

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