October 6, 2013 / 12:03 PM / 6 years ago

Libya's PM demands explanation for U.S. raid in Tripoli

Libya's Prime Minister Ali Zeidan speaks during a joint news conference with Oil Minister Abdelbari al-Arusi at the Prime Minister's Office in Tripoli July 31, 2013. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya’s Prime Minister Ali Zeidan on Sunday asked U.S. authorities to explain a military raid in Tripoli to capture a Libyan man wanted for bombing U.S. embassies in Africa 15 years ago, his office said.

Nazih al-Ragye, better known by the cover name Abu Anas al-Liby, was seized by U.S. forces in the Libyan capital on Saturday, the Pentagon said.

“The Libyan government is following the news of the kidnapping of a Libyan citizen who is wanted by U.S. authorities,” Zeidan’s office said in a statement. “The Libyan government has contacted to U.S. authorities to ask them to provide an explanation.”

Reporting by Ghaith Shennib; writing by Patrick Markey; Editing by Janet Lawrence

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