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    Egyptian Man Sentenced in New York to 25 Years for 1998 US Embassy Bombings

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    An Egyptian man who pleaded guilty on charges of conspiring to kill US nationals during 1998 twin bombings of US embassies in East Africa was sentenced to 25 years in New York.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — An Egyptian man who pleaded guilty on charges linked with the 1998 twin bombings of US embassies in East Africa has been sentenced in New York to 25 years, the US daily Newsday reported Friday.

    "This was as serious a crime against American citizens, as I can imagine, and the punishment should be served in the United States," the publication quoted Judge Lewis Kaplan as saying at the sentencing.

    On August 7, 1998 two trucks filled with explosive devices drove through US diplomatic posts in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Nairobi, Kenya, and detonated, killing 224 people, including 12 US citizens, and wounding 4,500.

    Adel Abdul Bary entered a guilty plea before a New York district court on September 19, 2014, on charges of conspiring to kill US nationals, using explosives and making threats to carry out these acts

    Authorities in the United Kingdom first arrested Bary in September 1998 and he was extradited to New York October 2012.

    According to the judge, time already served by Bary figured in the sentencing, leaving eight years of incarceration left for Bary.

    A total of 21 people linked to the deadly US embassy bombings were charged.

    Six of the convicted militants are serving life sentences in the United States, while eight, including Osama bin Laden and Ayman al Zawahiri, have been killed by US military in the years since 2001.

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