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This is an undated photograph provided by the U.S. District Attorney's office of Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani. ((AP Photo/U.S. District Attorney's Office))
November 10, 2010 10:01:16 AM PST
A Manhattan jury has begun deliberating in the first civilian trial for a Guantanamo detainee.

Federal prosecutors allege Ahmed Ghailani was part of an al-Qaida cell that bombed two U.S. embassies in Africa in 1998.

In closing arguments, the government called Ghailani a cold-blooded killer and terrorist. It said he bought a truck and explosive components for the bombers before slipping away to Pakistan.

The defense argued that Ghailani didn't know about the plot. His lawyer called him a "dupe" and a "fall guy" for senior terror operatives.

The attacks in Tanzania and Kenya killed 224 people, including a dozen Americans.

Deliberations began on Wednesday afternoon.


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