Cairo/Tripoli/Mogadishu: American commandos assisted by FBI and CIA agents raided Tripoli and a Somalian coastal town, and captured an Al Qaeda leader Abu Anas al-Liby. The US Navy SEAL commandos pre-dawn attack on Somalia however proved to be usuccessful as the Al Shabaab leader could not be caught.
Nazih Abdul Hamed al-Ruqai popularly know by his nom guerre Abu Anas al-Liby was wanted for the 1998 bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. He had a $5 million bounty on his head and was caught after a 15-year manhunt. Al-Liby is presently under American custody.
His brother, Nabih, told AP that just after dawn prayers, three vehicles full of armed men approached Abu Anas's home in Tripoli and surrounded him as he parked his car. The men smashed his window, seized his gun and sped away with him, his brother said.