Alleged al-Qaida figure transferred to US

By REUTERS
October 14, 2013 22:02

 
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WASHINGTON - An alleged senior al-Qaida figure captured in Libya by US special forces this month has arrived in the United States to face criminal charges, an American official said on Monday

The Libyan, Nazih al-Ragye, better known as Abu Anas al-Liby, is a suspect in the 1998 bombings of the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that killed 224 civilians.

He was seized by a US Army Delta Force squad on the streets of Tripoli on Oct. 5 and whisked onto a Navy ship in the Mediterranean Sea where he was questioned by a team of interrogators.

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