On September 26, 2011, Scottish prosecutors asked Libya's National Transitional Council (NTC) for assistance in tracking down those involved in the Lockerbie bombing. The Scottish Justice Secretary had released convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi in August 2009 due to his terminal cancer diagnosis. Scottish prosecutors are convinced that Megrahi did not act alone and had been investigating the potential involvement of former Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi, in the incident, which resulted in the deaths of 270 people in December 1988. Megrahi returned to his native country of Libya and died in May 2012.
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