(TRIPOLI) -- Libya’s Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi, the only man convicted in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, died in Tripoli on Sunday, according to published reports. He was 60.
Al-Megrahi was responsible for killing 270 people—including 189 Americans—in the plane bombing. He was later convicted by a special court in the Netherlands in 2002, and was released by Britain on compassionate grounds in 2009, sparking outrage among his victims’ families.
Al-Megrahi battled cancer and had been told he had only months to live.
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