US Charges Saudi Man for Terror Act Killing Bulgarian Sailor

World | February 6, 2014, Thursday // 12:32|  views


A Saudi man jailed in Guantanamo has been charged over a terror attack against a French ship in 2002 in Yemen, which killed one Bulgarian sailor.

The information has been reported by the Pentagon.

Ahmed Mohammed Ahmed Haza Al Darbi, 39, was sent before a military tribunal at the US prison in Cuba on charges of planning, assisting and supporting the bombing of the oil tanker MV Limburg in the port of Aden on October 6, 2002.

Other charges include attacking civilians, conspiracy and carrying out terrorism and endangering a sea vessel.

In addition to killing one Bulgarian crew member, the attack wounded another 12 people.

However, military documents published by WikiLeaks, showed that Ahmed Mohammed Ahmed Haza Al Darbi was detained in June 2002 and transferred to Guantanamo months before the attack.

He does not face death penalty, unlike the accused mastermind of the bombing, his fellow Saudi Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, whose trial is to begin in September 2014.

al-Nashiri is also going to be tried over the attack against American navy ship USS Cole in Yemen, which left 17 dead in 2000.

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