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Prosecutors: Ahmed Ghailani a Mass Murderer

CBS reports on Monday, November 8, 2010 in an article entitled "Prosecutors: Ahmed Ghailani a Mass Murderer," that Federal prosecutors Monday asked a jury to convict Ghailani for participating in al Qaeda's global terror spree and for a direct role in the twin truck bombings of American embassies in Africa in 1998. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Harry Chernoff told the jury at the start of his closing argument, "Sitting amongst us, a few feet to my left, is a mass murderer." "Ahmed Ghailani has the blood of hundreds on his hands." 

Among other evidence, Ghailani allegedly stored electric detonators – one and a half inch, aluminum coated, PETN charged blasting caps – in the armoire of his Dar es Salaam house. The FBI found one, along with clothing tainted with TNT residue.  "He doesn't realize he has left one detonator behind because he has so many of them," Chernoff said. 

Defense closing arguments and government rebuttal are scheduled for Tuesday. Jury instructions are expected to be handed down Wednesday to the six-man, six-woman jury. 

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