US citizens threatened with attack, kidnap in Libya after terror raid

Tracey Shelton
October 8, 2013

Islamic militants called for the kidnapping of US citizens in Libya and targeted attacks on American property following a raid by US special forces to seize a suspected al Qaeda leader from his home in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, over the weekend.

Abu Anas al-Libi, a suspect in the 1998 US embassy bombings in East Africa, was captured outside his house on Saturday and is now in custody aboard a US Navy ship.

The Libyan government has called on US officials to explain what it called the “kidnapping of a Libyan citizen,” as scattered protests erupted in Benghazi.

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