Death Sentences for Cole Bombers

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A Yemeni judge has sentenced two men to death in the 2000 suicide bombing of the U.S.S. Cole.

One man is a Yemeni national, Jamal Al-Badawi . The other is Saudi Arabian Abd Al-Rahim Al-Nashiri, who is believed to be the mastermind and is being held by the U.S.

Both were sentenced for plotting and preparing the bombing that killed 17 American sailors, including Ensign Andrew Triplett of Shuqualak, Miss.

Four other defendants have received prison terms of five to 10 years.

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