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Lockerbie victims' families keep pressure on Libya

Relatives of those killed in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing insisted at a memorial marking the 15th anniversary of the attack they were not satisfied with Libya’s cooperation in spite of hopeful developments in the past year. This year’s anniversary service at Arlington National Cemetery near Washington comes just two days after Libya agreed to renounce its clandestine pursuit of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons in nine months of secret talks with the United States and Britain. Earlier this year, the United Nations lifted sanctions on Libya after Tripoli agreed to pay 2.7 billion dollars and accept responsibility for the bombing but denying guilt. US sanctions remain in place. “We’ve made huge progress, including some of the recent announcements, and we should celebrate, but we should not let up the fight,” said Larry Fisher, whose brother, Charles Fisher IV, was among those killed on Pan Am Flight 103. Full Story

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