He evaded the United States for more than a decade and had a five million dollar bounty on his head. Libyan terror suspect Abu Anas Al-Libi, is now on U.S. soil and is ready for trial. A U.S. attorney with the southern district of New York, telling Fox news in a statement.
(QUOTE) “Anas Al Libi was transferred to law enforcement custody this weekend and was brought directly to the Southern District of New York where he has been under indictment for more than a decade. The Government expects that he will be presented before a judicial officer tomorrow.”
Snatched off the streets of Tripoli by an American special operations team, Al-libi was held on the USS San Antonio for seven days since his capture on October fifth. Libyan militias accused the Libyan prime minister of cooperating with the U.S. This, ultimately led to the prime minister’s own brief kidnapping.
“We condemn, deplore and reject the kidnapping and assault on any Libyan citizen, whoever he is,” says Ali Zidan, Libyan prime minister.
Al-Libi now faces a federal indictment for his alleged involvement in the dual bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, which claimed more than 200 lives. We’re told Al-Libi was interrogated by a high level CIA, FBI military interrogation team, who vowed to get information in order to stop any current Al Qaeda operations.
According to sources with knowledge, Al-Libi wasn’t cooperating, was not providing much information, and within a week, interrogators realized they weren’t getting very far.
The accused terrorist allegedly wrote what’s called the “Manchester manual” which was found in his London apartment, back in the 1990’s, written for Al Qaeda operatives on how, among other things, to resist interrogations from western interrogators.
Al-Libi will be in federal court on Tuesday. In Washington, Jennifer Griffin, Fox news.