Report: Saudi Arabia Holding Main Suspect in 1996 Khobar Towers Bombing

(Reuters) Ahmed al-Mughassil, the leader of Hizbullah al-Hejaz, was captured in Beirut and transferred to Riyadh, Asharq al-Awsat reported Wednesday. Al-Mughassil had been indicted by a U.S. court for the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia that killed 19 U.S. service personnel and wounded almost 500 people. Saudi Arabia and the U.S. have accused Iran of orchestrating the truck-bomb attack.

2015-08-26 00:00:00

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