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Vol 55 No 16

Published 8th August 2014


Egypt

The mystery men and the embassy bombings

Two men played key roles in the double attack: one using Sudan as his springboard, the other under the noses of the US army, CIA and FBI

Fazul Abdullah Mohamed Ali, a Comoran, and Ali Mohamed, an Egyptian, both played key roles in the 1998 Embassy bombings in East Africa, according to court documents: the former as bomb-maker and instructor, the latter as explosives and special operations expert. Fazul died at a Somali police road block in 2011 while Ali disappeared after giving evidence in earlier trials, probably into United States' witness protection. There is little doubt about the pair's involvement in the bombings.

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