Tripoli confirms new Lockerbie suspects include Qaddafi spy chief


The two new Libyan suspects in the Lockerbie bombing investigation are Abdullah Al-Senussi, the former spy chief of ousted leader Muammar Qaddafi, and a second man, Mohammed Abu Ejaila, a spokesman for the government in Tripoli said on Friday.
Senussi is currently being held in a jail in Tripoli after he was sentenced for his role in the deaths of protesters during the 2011 uprising against Qaddafi. No details were immediately available on the second suspect in the 1988 airline bombing that killed 270 people.
Jamal Zubia, director of the media office of the Tripoli government, sent a message to journalists confirming the names but saying the Libyan attorney general’s office had not been officially informed about the two suspects.
Scottish and US investigators said on Thursday they had identified two new Libyan suspects in the Lockerbie airline bombing almost 27 years ago.
Scottish and US authorities said they had informed Libya they wanted to send investigators to the North African country where two rival governments and their armed backers are battling for control, four years after the revolt that ousted Qaddafi.


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