Friday, August 15, 2008

Libya Settles All Outstanding Terrorism Suits in U.S.

United_states Libya_2 Libya and the United States settled 26 outstanding lawsuits filed against Libya by U.S. citizens, according to today's New York Times.  The U.S. suits included actions for the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Locerbie, Scotland.  There may also have been a settlement of three actions filed by Libyan citizens as a result of airstrikes on Tripoli and Benghazi in 1986.  The settlement agreement reportedly establishes a fund to compensate U.S. and Libyan claimants.

Libya_map Settlement of the lawsuits clears the way to restore full diplomatic relations with Libya.

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P.S. See the flag of Libya?  It is the only flag in the world consisting of just a single color (green, a traditional color of Islam), and having no insignias or other marks.

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