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Pan Am Flight 103 families: Libya must pay

Families of the victims of Pan Am Flight 103 said Wednesday that Congress must ensure Libya abides by its agreement to pay the remainder of the $2.7 billion compensation owed to them. Their plea comes a week after the Bush administration said the United States will restore full diplomatic relations with Libya and remove it from a list of terrorism sponsors. In 2003, Libya accepted responsibility for the 1988 bombing, and agreed to pay $2.7 billion to the families of the 270 victims. Part has been paid, but the final $2 million installment to each family is outstanding. This portion was to be paid when Libya was removed from the list. Full Story

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