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Libya Demands U.S. Explanation on Military Raid in Tripoli

Tripoli, October 7 (RHC)-- Libyan government has strongly condemned a military operation this past weekend by the U.S. Special Forces on its soil, describing it as an act of kidnapping. On Saturday, U.S. Special Forces seized Abu Anas al-Libi in a commando raid in the Libyan capital, Tripoli.

The Libyan government has demanded explanation from Washington over the military operation on its soil. A government statement says: "The Libyan government has been following the reports of the kidnapping of one of the Libyan citizens wanted by the authorities in the United States." The governmen statement said that as soon as it learned of the action, it contacted Washington for an explanation.

Washington claims the abductee is linked to al-Qaeda and also to the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombings in East Africa. Libi is believed to have been one of the masterminds behind the embassy attacks, which killed more than 200 people in Kenya and Tanzania.

Edited by Juan Leandro
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