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The Libyan government says it wants to prosecute Libyan citizens at home, and has asked the U.S. for “clarifications” in the abduction of an alleged al-Qaida leader by U.S. commandos.
The U.S. Army’s Delta Force conducted raids in Somalia and in the Libyan capital Tripoli over the weekend, capturing Anas al-Libi, an Al-Qaeda leader suspected of masterminding the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is calling al-Libi a “legal target,” adding that terrorists who attack American interests, “can run but they can’t hide.”
Early reports said the Libyan government had assisted in the raid, but comments from government officials have some experts asking if the Libyan government knew much, or anything, about it.