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Captured al-Qaeda leader being held on navy ship

  • The recently captured Libyan al-Qaeda leader is being held on a Navy ship and is expected to see land when he's sent for prosecution to New York City. U.S. special forces captured Abu Anas al-Libi, who is believed to have been the mastermind behind the two 1998 American embassy bombings in Africa. 

    He is being interrogated on the ship and will probably not be read his rights or offered an attorney. He is believed to have a lot of information on the activities of al-Qaeda over the last two decades. The Pentagon mentioned that Abu Anas is "currently lawfully detained under the law of war in a secure location outside of Libya."

    The computer expert was captured inside his home in Tripoli and the raid seems to have come as a surprise to the authorities in Libya; the authorities have now asked the U.S. for "clarification on this matter."  

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