US charges Saudi at Guantanamo with plotting to bomb oil

MIAMI - Prosecutors in the Guantanamo war crimes tribunals have filed new terrorism charges against a Saudi prisoner accused of plotting with al-Qaida to blow up oil tankers off the coast of Yemen, the Pentagon said on Wednesday.
Ahmed al Darbi could face life in prison if convicted on six charges that include conspiracy, aiding and abetting the hazarding of a vessel and aiding and abetting terrorism.
Darbi, 37, is accused of working as a weapons instructor at an al-Qaida camp in Afghanistan in the late 1990s and meeting al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden there. He also is charged with abetting a plot to bomb civilian tankers in the Strait of Hormuz and off the coast of Yemen from 2000 to 2002.