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Libya completes payments for US terror victims

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November 2, 2008
International News
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Libya has paid $1.5 billion into a fund to compensate the families of American victims of Libyan-linked terror attacks in the 1980s, clearing the last hurdle in full normalization of ties between Washington and Tripoli.

In exchange, under a deal worked out earlier this year, President Bush on Friday signed an executive order restoring the Libyan government’s immunity from terror-related lawsuits and dismissing pending compensation cases, the White House said. (Salon)