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FBI Director Louis Freeh has had the Khobar Towers bombing case reassigned to federal prosecutors in Virginia, over strong objections from U.S. Attorney Wilma Lewis, according to reports in both U.S. News and World Report, and Time magazine published (REUTERS/Dept. RC/SV).


Why did it take Saudi Arabia 20 years to catch Khobar Towers bomber?

August 26, 2015, Bruce Riedel

After a 20-year manhunt, the Saudis have captured Ahmed al-Mughassil, the man behind a deadly 1996 terrorist attack on U.S. airmen at an American military base in Khobar, Saudi Arabia, writes Bruce Riedel. The case will raise questions about Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's role in the murder of 19 U.S. service members, Riedel argues.

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