Libyans protest US abduction of Libi

People have taken to the streets in the Libyan city of Benghazi to voice anger at the abduction of a Libyan man by US forces over his alleged role in the bombings of two US embassies.

Abu Anas al-Libi, also known as Nazih al-Ragya, was kidnapped by US forces in the Libyan capital of Tripoli and was transferred out of the country on October 5.

A team of US military, intelligence and Justice Department interrogators have been sent to a US Navy warship in the Mediterranean, where al-Libi is currently being held, to question him.

The 49-year-old was on the FBI’s most-wanted list, with a five-million-dollar reward for information leading to his capture, after being indicted in 2000 for playing a major role in the 1998 bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, in which over 220 people lost their lives.

Scores of people in Benghazi set the US flag on fir to show their anger against the US abduction.

Earlier, the family of al-Libi denounced his arrest as an “act of piracy.’

In a separate operation, a team of US Navy SEALs raided the seaside residence of a commander of the al-Shabab militants in Somalia’s town of Baraawe. The operation apparently failed, as the militant commander was reportedly not on location at the time of the raid.

By Press TV


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