Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai - better known as Anas al-Libi
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US forces target Islamists in Somalia and Libya

US special forces have carried out two separate raids in Africa targeting senior Islamist militants, American officials say.

In Libya, US commandos captured an al-Qaeda leader accused of the 1998 bombings of the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.

Anas al-Liby was seized in the capital Tripoli.

A leader of the al-Shabab group was also targeted in southern Somalia, but that raid appears to have failed.

Gabriel Gatehouse reports.

  • 06 Oct 2013
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