Judge: Sudan Liable for USS Cole Bombing

[AP/CBS News] U.S. District Judge Robert G. Doumar said Wednesday in Norfolk that Sudan is responsible for the bombing of the USS Cole but he needs more time to determine damages for the families of the 17 sailors killed when terrorists bombed the ship in 2000. Four experts on terrorism, including R. James Woolsey, CIA director from early 1993 to early 1995, testified Tuesday to support the families' position that al-Qaeda needed Sudan's help to carry out the attack. Experts testified that Sudan has given safe haven to Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda terrorist network since 1991 - long before Yemeni operatives blasted a 40-foot hole in the side of the Cole in Yemen's port of Aden on Oct. 12, 2000.

2007-03-15 01:00:00

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