Libyan Defector to Meet Scottish Authorities Over Lockerbie Bombing

Libyan defector Musa Kusa will be questioned by Scottish prosecutors "within days" over the Lockerbie bombing, Sky News reported early Tuesday.

The news came after a meeting that followed a formal request to speak to the former foreign minister as part of the ongoing investigation into the 1988 atrocity in which a US passenger jet was blown up over the Scottish town of Lockerbie.

A spokesman for Scotland's prosecution service, the Crown Office, said: "It was a very positive meeting and steps are being taken with a view to arranging a meeting with Mr. Musa Kusa at the earliest opportunity in the next few days.

Some say Kusa, who was an intelligence agent at the time, could have had a hand in the attack.
Others believe he can shed light on claims by former Libyan justice minister Mustafa Abdel Jalil, that Libya's leader Colonel Moamar Ghadafi directly ordered the destruction of Pan Am Flight 103 -- a plot which killed 270 people, mostly Americans.

The explosion killed 259 people on board the Boeing 747, with a further 11 people killed on the ground as the debris fell to Earth.

Read more of the Sky News' report here.