Weekend raid results in capture of al Qaeda leader
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(KTNV) -- There are new details this morning about a pair of weekend raids by U.S. special forces, including the capture of a top terror suspect in Libya.
U.S. intelligence is calling it a huge success.
The mission in Libya led to the capture of Abu Anas al-Libi, a 49-year-old al Qaeda leader and computer expert.
The U.S. has been hunting him for 15 years. He is allegedly behind the murders of hundreds of people at U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.
Those embassies were bombed back in 1998.
U.S. intelligence is now busy interrogating him to find out what he knows.
Another raid also took place over the weekend. That raid happened in Somalia but was not quite as successful.
Seal Team Six went after terrorists who carried out the attack on the mall in Kenya. But, the Seals encountered much heavier resistance than they expected.
After nearly an hour of gunfire exchange, the teams was forced to withdraw, unsure if their target had been killed or injured.