Targets of US raids planned terrorism in Kenya
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - US interrogators headed to an American warship in the Mediterranean to question a suspected Libyan Al-Qaeda operative linked to the bombings of US embassies in Africa, as new details emerged about plots planned by a Kenyan militant who escaped a US raid in Somalia.
The two operations, thousands of miles apart in Africa and approved by President Barack Obama, signaled an American readiness to go after militants in nations where authorities are unable to do so, even years later.
The suspect captured in Tripoli is under US federal indictment but was being held in military custody aboard the USS San Antonio in international waters - detained under the laws of war as an enemy combatant.
A computer expert known as Abu Anas Al-Libi, he is accused of using an early-generation Apple computer to assemble surveillance photographs in Nairobi ahead of the deadly 1998 bombing of the US Embassy, according to a former US law enforcement official.