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Lockerbie Trial

NPR's Sarah Chayes reports from Camp Zeist on today's proceedings in the trial of two Libyans accused of bombing Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988. Defense attorneys cross-examined Mohammed Abu Talb, a prosecution witness who was an early suspect in the case. Abu Talb is currently serving a life sentence in Sweden for a separate terrorist attack. The defense lawyers are trying to shift the blame to him, but Abu Talb says he has an alibi. Today, Abu Talb confirmed that two months before the Lockerbie bombing, he visited Malta, where the bomb is said to have begun its journey. However, when a lawyer asked about military training he received in the Soviet Union, the witness refused to answer.

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