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LONDON - Families of victims of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing stood sharply divided yesterday over reports that the former Libyan agent jailed for life for the attack is to be freed on compassionate grounds.
Abdel Basset al-Megrahi, who is dying of prostate cancer, could be released from a Scottish jail as early as next week after his conviction for murder in 2001, unconfirmed reports said.
A Libyan official in Tripoli said a deal was "in the last steps", but said both sides had agreed to keep quiet until Megrahi is back in Libya. - Reuters