Libya offers up Lockerbie suspects

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The Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi, said he was prepared to hand over two suspects wanted in connection with the 1988 Pan Am bombing over Lockerbie - in which all 270 passengers and crew died - for trial anywhere in the world except Britain and the United States.

The bombing led to the 1991 indictment in the US of Libyan intelligence agents Abdel Basset Megrahi and Lamen Khalifa Fhimah, and UN sanctions on Libya the following year. The US wants the two men extradited to face trial there.