U.S. seizes al Qaeda figure indicted in 1998 Africa embassy bombings
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senior al Qaeda figure Anas al-Liby, indicted by the United States for his alleged role in the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in East Africa, was captured in Libya by a U.S. team and is in American custody, U.S. officials said on Saturday.
The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said a second U.S. raid in Somalia had failed to capture a leader of the al Shabaab militant group who was the raid's target.
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