Leading al-Qaeda operative Nazih Abdul Hamed al-Ruqai AKA Abu Anas al-Libi, wanted for his role in the 1998 African embassy bombings, was reportedly captured Oct. 5 by US forces in Tripoli, Libya. Al-Libi was apparently apprehended by US troops assisted by agents from the FBI and CIA. According to a federal indictment filed during the Clinton administration, al-Libi “conducted visual and photographic surveillance of the United States Embassy in Nairobi” in 1993. His apartment in the UK was raided after the embassy bombings, where authorities found a copy of a manual entitled, “Military Studies in the Jihad Against the Tyrants.” In September 2012, he was reported to be living freely in Tripoli. (Long War Journal, Oct. 5)
Note: Al-Libi is apparently a very popular name for al-Qaeda militants.
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