AG Barr announces new charges in the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing

Attorney General William Barr announced charges against Abu Agela Masud Kheir Al-Marimi in connection to the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, which exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland, in 1988.

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WILLIAM BARR: I am pleased to announce that the United States has filed criminal charges against the third conspirator Abu Agela Masud Kheir Al-Marimi, for his role in the bombing of Pan Am flight 103. Let there be no mistake, no amount of time or distance will stop the United States and our Scottish partners from pursuing justice in this case.

Well over a third of the Americans alive today were either not born or not old enough to remember the downing of Pan Am 103. But for those of us who do remember the tragic event and the iconic images of its aftermath, some of which are displayed here today, this is forever seared in our memories.

Passengers and crew aboard the flight came from 21 countries around the world, but by far, the largest contingent on the flight were Americans, including a group of 35 study abroad students from Syracuse University, who were on their way home to spend Christmas with their families. There is no question that the Pan Am 103 attack was aimed at the United States and this heinous assault lives in infamy in the collective memory of the American people.