U.S. Indictment of Khobar Bombing Will Test Cooperation and Jurisdiction Limits

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Wednesday, August 1, 2001
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
17
Issue: 
8
342
Abstract: 
On June 21, 2001, a federal grand jury in Alexandria, Virginia returned a 46-count indictment charging 13 Saudis and a Lebanese man, who officials said were aided by Iran, with a 1996 truck bombing at the Khobar Towers apartment building in Saudi Arabia, at which 19 U.S. airmen perished and nearly 300 were wounded. The attack alleged was carried out by Saudis and a Lebanese national, all members of the anti-U.S. militant group Hezbollah…[more]