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Libya Says It Needn’t Finish Payments to Flight 103 Victims’ Families

Libya declared yesterday that it no longer has a legal obligation to make final payments of $2 million to each of the families of those killed in the bombing of a Pan Am flight in 1988, saying the agreement calling for the payments had expired. But it left open the possibility that it still might turn over the money. Under international pressure, Libya took responsibility four years ago for the attack on Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, and agreed to pay as much as $10 million in three installments to each of the families of the 270 dead. The payments were linked to a series of conditions aimed at easing restrictions on the government of Moammar Gaddafi. Full Story

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