U.S. counter-terrorism officials arequestioning a captured al Qaeda leader aboard a Navy ship today. Special Forces conducted raids over theweekend and captured Abu Anas al Libi. He's believed to have a role in the 1998 bombings of American embassiesin Africa, which killed more than 220 people.
Before American special forcescaptured him in Libya on Saturday, al Liby was on the FBI's Most Wanted list,and there was a $5-million dollar bounty for his arrest. Officials in Libya called the operation anabduction and said Libyan nationals should be tried in their own country.
Traveling overseas, Secretary ofState John Kerry defended the operation, saying, "The United States of Americais going to do anything in its power that is legal and appropriate in order toenforce the law and protect our security."
Al Libi is expected to be transferredto New York where he will be put on trial. During a separate raid in Somalia on Saturday, Navy Seals stormed acompound trying to capture the suspected mastermind of last month's massacre ata mall in Kenya. He is also suspected inthe African embassy bombings.
Government officials say it appearsthe suspect known as "ikrima" was not killed or captured. The Sealsgot into a firefight and had to withdraw.