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Libyan al-Qaida Suspect Brought to US

U.S. officials say a Libyan terrorism suspect captured in a raid by American special forces in Tripoli is now in New York to face charges.

The al-Qaida suspect, known as Abu Anas al-Libi, was snatched in a U.S. operation on October 5 and had been held on an American warship since then.

The U.S. Attorney in New York said Monday that al-Libi has now been brought to the city and is expected to be arraigned on Tuesday.

Al-Libi, whose full name is Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai, has been under federal indictment in New York for more than a decade. He is charged with helping to plan the bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998.

The suspect was on the FBI's list of most wanted terrorists but his family denies his ties to al-Qaida.

Intelligence officials interrogated al-Libi for the time he was aboard the American warship ship, but it is not known whether or not he cooperated.

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