Adel Abdul Bary in a prison van after he appeared in Bow Street Magistrates court on 12 July 1999
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US embassy bombings: Adel Abdul Bary pleads guilty

An Egyptian man accused of helping to plan the 1998 bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania has pleaded guilty in federal court in New York.

However a judge has not yet accepted a plea deal for Adel Abdul Bary, 54, that would see him serve 25 years in prison.

He was charged with conspiracy to murder and the use of weapons of mass destruction, among other counts.

More than 200 people were killed when the US embassies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam were attacked in August 1998.

Tom Esslemont reports from Washington.

  • 20 Sep 2014
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