Libya Summons US Ambassador over Al Liby

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Libya's government summoned US ambassador Deborah Jones to seek clarification over the capture by American special forces of an alleged Al-Qaeda operative in Tripoli, the foreign ministry announced on Tuesday.

Libya Summons US Ambassador over Al Liby

"Justice Minister Salah al-Marghani summoned the ambassador of the United States on Monday morning to ask for answers to several questions relating to the case" of Abu Anas al-Liby, a ministry statement said.

Abu Anas al Liby isn't on alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's level, so don't expect the same hullabaloo over US plans to try the Libyan terror suspect on American soil, legal experts said Monday.

American Delta Force soldiers captured al Liby this weekend in Tripoli.

The 49-year-old alleged al Qaeda operative is accused of playing a role in the 1998 US Embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania that killed 224 people and wounded about 4,000 more.

He was indicted in the Southern District of New York in the embassy bombings and in connection with his alleged roles in al Qaeda conspiracies to attack US forces in Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Somalia.

 

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