October 6, 2013 8:38 am
Updated: October 6, 2013 9:15 am

Libya asks US for ‘clarifications’ in al-Qaida nab, says citizens should be tried at home

FILE: Anas Al-Liby is shown in this photo released by the FBI October 10, 2001 in Washington, D.C.

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TRIPOLI, Libya – Libya says in a statement that it has asked the United States for “clarifications” regarding the abduction in Tripoli of an al-Qaida leader linked to the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombings in East Africa, saying that any Libyan should be tried in his own country.

The Sunday statement came a day after U.S special forces captured Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai, known by his alias Anas al-Libi, in a raid. Al-Libi is on the FBI’s most-wanted list with a $5 million bounty on his head.

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Sunday, the Libyan government said it hoped its strategic relationship with the United States would not be endangered by this incident.

Al-Libi’s capture represents a significant blow to what remains of the core al-Qaida organization once led by Osama bin Laden.

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