Libyan Terror Suspect Now in US: Report

Abu Anas al-Libi was being held aboard ship in international waters
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 14, 2013 1:39 PM CDT
Libyan Terror Suspect Now in US: Report
In a Feb. 4, 2009 photo provided by the Navy Visual News Service, the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio transits through the Gulf of Oman.   (AP Photo/Navy Visual News Service, MC2 Jason R. Zalasky)

(Newser) – A Libyan terrorist suspect who had been detained aboard a US warship is now in the United States, anonymous officials tell the AP. US special operations forces snatched Abu Anas al-Libi (aka Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai) during a raid in Libya on Oct. 5. He was held for questioning aboard the USS San Antonio in international waters, in what some observers saw as an alternative to the CIA's old "black sites" model.

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Al-Libi has been under federal indictment in New York for more than a decade, and was once on the FBI's most wanted list. He's expected to stand trial over whether he helped plan and conduct surveillance for the bombings of US embassies in Africa in 1998. (Read more Abu Anas al-Libi stories.)

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