Captured Libyan Al Qaeda leader transferred to US for criminal trial
An alleged senior Al Qaeda operative who was captured in Libya by US forces earlier this month has been transferred to the US, where he will stand trial on criminal charges.
An American official speaking to Reuters confirmed that Abu Anas Al Libi, who was caught by US special forces on the streets of Tripoli earlier in October, has been moved to the US.
Al Libi, who's birth name is Nazih Al Ragye, is a prime suspect in the 1998 bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that killed 224 civilians.
Al Libi has been on the FBI's 'most wanted' list and the agency was offering a $5 million reward for his capture.
According to Reuters, Al Libi, who works with Libya's Al Qaeda North African offshoot, was snatched off the streets of Tripoli on October 5. He was taken to a US naval ship in the Mediterranean Sea, where he was interrogated by US intelligence officials.