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August 8, 1999 | From Associated Press
U.S. and Tanzanian officials broke ground Saturday for a new American Embassy, a year to the day after a powerful explosion ripped through the previous building, killing 11 people and injuring dozens. Investigators believe that the explosion was caused by a bomb planted by Islamic militants inside a refrigeration truck. The truck was parked outside the embassy compound in a residential neighborhood in the capital, Dar es Salaam.
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July 11, 2001 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Again stating that execution might turn a terrorist into a martyr, a federal court jury Tuesday spared the life of a second man convicted in the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in East Africa that killed 224 people. At the start of their third day of penalty-phase deliberations, the jurors announced that they could not reach agreement on whether Khalfan Khamis Mohamed, a 27-year-old native of Tanzania, should be executed.
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February 7, 1999 | ANN M. SIMMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After claims that the suspect had been tortured and unlawfully detained, a Kenyan high court has stopped the FBI from extraditing a Kenyan mechanic to the United States for further questioning about last year's bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi. The court, in the coastal city of Mombasa, ordered Friday that Ali Mohfoudh Salim be released or brought before a Kenyan court as soon as possible. It also ordered the immigration department to prevent Salim from being taken out of the country.
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May 29, 2001 | ANN M. SIMMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Constitutional Court here ruled Monday that the South African government acted unconstitutionally in sending a suspected American Embassy bomber to the United States to face the death penalty and should have instead sought to protect him from this punishment. The hand-over to the FBI of Tanzanian citizen Khalfan Khamis Mohamed was rife with irregularities, Constitutional Court President Arthur Chaskalson said.
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August 18, 1998 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Elijah Ngito Owino, who worked as a payroll clerk in one of the buildings in downtown Nairobi destroyed by a terrorist bomb, is missing. Two months ago, his wife, Zena Ngito, died of malaria. Their two children, Calvin Biko, 9, and Michelle Ngito, 8, understand that their mom is gone. But they keep asking, "Where's Daddy?" Ten days after bombs aimed at U.S.
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February 9, 1999 | ANN M. SIMMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A mechanic arrested last week in connection with last year's bombing of the U.S. Embassy here has been released without charge, the man's lawyer said Monday. Ali Mohfoudh Salim was released late Saturday from a police station in Mombasa, the attorney said. After claims of torture and unlawful detention, a Kenyan high court had ordered Friday that Salim be released or brought before a court as soon as possible.
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January 8, 1999 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The two U.S. embassies in Africa that were shattered by terrorist bombs in August were vulnerable to attack because of decades of inattention to security, a senior administration official said Thursday, summarizing the findings of an official review board. The board said many U.S. diplomatic missions around the world have similar deficiencies and are tempting targets for terrorists.
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February 8, 2001 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A founding member of Islamic extremist Osama bin Laden's terrorist organization testified Wednesday that he warned American authorities in 1996 that the organization was plotting to attack a U.S. embassy--two years before bombs decimated two embassies in East Africa, killing 224 people. "I have information about people. They want to do something against your government," Jamal Ahmed Al-Fadl, a former Bin Laden aide, said he told an embassy official when he sought asylum.
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July 11, 2001 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Again stating that execution might turn a terrorist into a martyr, a federal court jury Tuesday spared the life of a second man convicted in the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in East Africa that killed 224 people. At the start of their third day of penalty-phase deliberations, the jurors announced that they could not reach agreement on whether Khalfan Khamis Mohamed, a 27-year-old native of Tanzania, should be executed.
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May 2, 2001 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A prosecutor charged Tuesday that four followers of Islamic extremist Osama bin Laden, on trial for conspiring to bomb two U.S. embassies in East Africa, participated in an "evil horror" that demands accountability. In his closing argument, Assistant U.S. Atty. Kenneth Karas labeled the terrorist attacks "unspeakable acts that ended the lives, the hopes and dreams of hundreds of people."
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May 11, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A federal jury began deliberating on whether four followers of Saudi exile Osama bin Laden are guilty of participating in a terrorist conspiracy that culminated in the August 1998 bombing of two U.S. embassies in Africa. Judge Leonard Sand wrapped up the three-month trial after reading 140 pages of instructions to the jury.
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May 2, 2001 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A prosecutor charged Tuesday that four followers of Islamic extremist Osama bin Laden, on trial for conspiring to bomb two U.S. embassies in East Africa, participated in an "evil horror" that demands accountability. In his closing argument, Assistant U.S. Atty. Kenneth Karas labeled the terrorist attacks "unspeakable acts that ended the lives, the hopes and dreams of hundreds of people."
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March 2, 2001 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The former U.S. ambassador to Kenya described to a jury Thursday how a procession of survivors--many of them bleeding, praying and singing hymns--reached safety after the bombing of the American Embassy that killed hundreds in that African nation. It was the most dramatic moment so far at the trial of four followers of Islamic extremist Osama bin Laden who are charged with bombing U.S.
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February 22, 2001 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A second defector from Islamic militant Osama bin Laden's terrorist organization testified Wednesday that the group identified potential targets in Nairobi, Kenya, as early as four years before a massive bomb exploded at the American embassy in that African city. L'Houssaine Kherchtou, 36, pointed out in the courtroom two of the four defendants charged with bombing U.S. embassies in Africa that killed 224 people in 1998. Kherchtou said that Wadih El-Hage, a naturalized U.S.
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February 14, 2001 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former member of Islamic militant Osama bin Laden's terrorist organization said Tuesday that the group considered bombing the U.S. Embassy in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, in 1994. Under cross-examination by defense lawyers, Jamal Ahmed Al-Fadl testified that Egyptian extremists in the group called al-Qaeda, which means the Base, proposed blowing up the embassy, but the plan was rejected after Saudi members of the group protested.
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February 11, 2001 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He is well known as the accused mastermind of an international terrorist network dedicated to thwarting American influence in the Middle East and ruthlessly killing to advance his cause. But testimony in a heavily guarded federal courtroom last week also paints a surprising portrait of Saudi fugitive Osama bin Laden as an organizational man beset with responsibilities ranging from real estate management to medical reimbursements.
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August 11, 1998 | DEAN E. MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When looking for clues about a big bomb blast, the rule of thumb is think small. Very small. "We are taking it one shovel at a time," said an FBI investigator, skirting between the U.S. Embassy here and a mound of debris across the street. "Everything has to be scrutinized." The U.S. investigation into the bomb blast in Kenya, in its first day of hands-on work Monday, is being played out in minute detail on the vast grounds of the Kenyan national railway headquarters.
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November 24, 2000 | From Associated Press
A composite sketch of one of two suspected suicide bombers appears to match that of a man wanted for questioning in connection with the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Africa, a Yemeni source close to the U.S. warship Cole investigation said Thursday. The suspect's name was not given. A senior U.S. law enforcement official in the United States declined to comment on the reported resemblance.
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February 8, 2001 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A founding member of Islamic extremist Osama bin Laden's terrorist organization testified Wednesday that he warned American authorities in 1996 that the organization was plotting to attack a U.S. embassy--two years before bombs decimated two embassies in East Africa, killing 224 people. "I have information about people. They want to do something against your government," Jamal Ahmed Al-Fadl, a former Bin Laden aide, said he told an embassy official when he sought asylum.
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February 7, 2001 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A once-trusted aide of Islamic extremist Osama bin Laden provided a jury on Tuesday the most direct and intimate portrait publicly available of the Saudi militant's terror network designed to drive Americans from the Middle East. The former aide said Bin Laden was enraged when U.S. forces led the Persian Gulf War against Iraq in 1991 and when it later sent troops into Somalia in 1993.
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