U.S. officials announced today (Monday) that the Libyan Al Qaeda suspect, Abu Anas al-Libi, is now in New York facing terrorism charges, following a week’s interrogation aboard a U.S. warship, according to a report by The Washington Post.
Al-Libi, who was snatched from Lybia in a U.S. raid nine days ago, is to be tried in Manhattan where he has been under indictment for more than decade for his role in the planning and execution of the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Africa.
U.S. intelligence services conducted interrogations in the Mediterranean aboard the U.S.S. San Antonio. Interrogation at sea has become the new CIA black site for the U.S. to hold and interrogate terror suspects incommunicado.
Although al-Libi’s ties with Al Qaeda go back for many years, it is unclear whether or not he was able to provide new information on the group.