U.S. special forces capture terrorists in Africa raids

October 6, 2013 11:53:00 AM PDT
U.S. special forces have captured and killed terrorists in two raids in Africa. The daring commando operations are another blow to al-Qaeda and its affiliated terrorist organizations.

He is known as Anas al-Libi; one of the top al-Qaeda leaders, and the alleged terrorist mastermind behind the deadly twin bombings of the U.S. embassies in Tanzania and Kenya. Over 200 people died, thousands were injured.

Anas al-Libi was under indictment for the 1998 attack and on the FBI Most Wanted list, with a bounty of $5 million on his head.

The 49-year-old was grabbed outside his house in Tripoli, Libya Saturday morning after three cars suddenly surrounded his car. Special commandos smashed his window and grabbed his gun. Anas al-Libi is now reportedly on his way to the U.S. to stand trial.

At around the same time, U.S. forces attacked a terrorist stronghold in Somalia south of the capital of Mogadishu.

The target this time -- members of the al-Shabab, a terror group affiliated with al-Qaeda, the same group that took responsibility for the attack on a Kenyan mall last month. At least 60 people died in the assault.

U.S. sources say the attack on the al-Shabab terror group had been planned well before the mall attack, and was carried out by the famous Navy SEAL Team Six, the same one that killed Osama bin Laden.

The Pentagon says no U.S. special forces died in the two assaults.


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