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The other suspect, Mohammed Abouajela Masud, is currently serving a 10-year sentence in Tripoli for bomb-making.The attack led to U.S. airstrikes against Libya soon thereafter. Ironically, and depending on your point of view, this is what led to the bombing of Pan Am 103 .The conviction of Megrahi, who died in 2012, three years after he was released from a life sentence "on compassionate grounds," was based on the theory that Gadhafi had ordered the bombing in retaliation for U.S. airstrikes against Libya.Another irony is that while the authorities insist the investigation into the bombing remains "ongoing," the Scottish judiciary recently refused a request from some of the relatives of victims to hear an appeal against Megrahi's conviction that would have allowed new evidence to be presented in court.Much of the evidence indicates Jibril and the PFLP-GC carried out the bombing on behalf of Iran and Syria to avenge the July 1988 accidental downing of an Iranian commercial airliner by a U.S. warship, killing 290 people. This is backed up by evidence from the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency showing that the PFLP-GC was paid $1 million to carry out the bombing.
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