Berlin Bomb Victims Receive Libyan Compensation

Lawyers representing victims of a 1986 Berlin nightclub bombing said Thursday the first part of $35 million compensation had arrived from Libya after a three-week delay. Libya signed a deal on Sept. 3 to compensate 168 non-U.S. victims of the blast at the La Belle disco, a popular spot with U.S. soldiers in what was then West Berlin. A German court ruled in 2001 that the Libyan secret service was behind the bombing which killed two U.S. soldiers and a Turkish woman and injured more than 200 people, although Libya has stopped short of accepting criminal responsibility.Full Story

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