Officials: Libyan al-Qaida suspect arrives in US
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say a Libyan terrorist suspect who was held aboard a U.S. warship is now in the United States.
The al-Qaida suspect, known as Abu Anas al-Libi, has been under federal indictment in New York for more than a decade. He’s expected to stand trial over whether he helped plan and conduct surveillance for the bombings of U.S. embassies in Africa in 1998.
The officials insisted on anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss the matter.
U.S. special operations forces snatched Al-Libi during a raid in Libya on Oct. 5.
His full name is Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai and he used to be on the FBI’s most wanted terrorists list. His family says he was not in al-Qaida.
Associated Press writer Lara Jakes contributed to this report.