- Title: FILE: Alleged al Qaeda figure Abu Anas-al-Liby to appear in New York court
- Date: 14th October 2013
- Summary: NAIROBI, KENYA (FILE - AUGUST 7, 1998) (REUTERS) SMOKE RISING FROM BUILDING WHERE BLAST OCCURRED IN NAIROBI CLOSER VIEW OF SMOKE POURING FROM B BUILDING MARINE AND OTHERS OUTSIDE UNITED STATES EMBASSY INJURED MAN HELPED OUTSIDE EMBASSY BURNING CARS, RESCUE SERVICES HOSING CARS BUILDING SMOKING GROUP OF VICTIMS COVERED IN BLOOD SITTING ON PAVEMENT INJURED SOLDIER BEING HELPED BY OTHERS SMOKING BUILDING BURNING VEHICLES, RESCUE WORKERS AMONGST DEBRIS INJURED MAN BEING CARRIED BY OTHERS
- Embargoed: 29th October 2013 12:00
- Location: Kenya
- Country: Kenya
- Topics: Crime,International Relations,Politics
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- Story Text: An alleged al Qaeda figure who was captured in Libya by U.S. special forces this month is set to face charges in a New York court on Tuesday (October 15).
An alleged senior al Qaeda figure captured in Libya by U.S. special forces this month has been transferred to the United States and will face charges in court in New York, U.S. officials said on Monday (October 14).
The Libyan, Nazih al-Ragye, better known as Abu Anas al-Liby, is a suspect in the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that killed 224 civilians.
He was seized by a U.S. Army Delta Force squad on the streets of Tripoli on October 5 and held aboard a Navy ship in the Mediterranean Sea where he was questioned by a team of interrogators.
He was handed over to U.S. civilian law enforcement over the weekend and brought directly to the New York area, said U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, the chief federal prosecutor for Manhattan.
Al-Liby is expected to appear before a judge on Tuesday (October 15), Bharara said in a statement. A criminal indictment was filed in 2001 against al-Liby and others suspected in the embassy bombings.
It was not immediately known whether al-Liby cooperated with U.S. interrogators or provided them with intelligence of any value. He was in military custody for about 10 days.
The U.S. government had offered a $5 million reward for information leading to his capture, under the State Department's Rewards for Justice program.
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