A 15-year manhunt for embassy terrorists

By Laurie Bennett

October 7, 2013 at 2:06pm

More than 15 years after the American embassy bombings in Africa,
Abu Anas al-Libi was arrested Saturday outside his home in Tripoli.

The Obama White House confirmed Monday that after interrogation aboard a Navy ship in the Mediterranean, he would be returned to the U.S. for trial.

Indicted along with 20 others in 1998, Abu Anas, a computer expert who conducted surveillance of the Nairobi embassy before the attack, had a $5 million bounty on his head.

Of 22 suspects in the bombings, 10 are dead, including Al-Qaeda founder Osama Bin Laden. (Deceased individuals are shown as gray boxes in the interactive Muckety map above.)

Only three are still at large:

Ayman al-Zawahiri
Ayman al-Zawahiri
  • Ayman al-Zawahiri, an Egyptian surgeon-turned terrorist who is considered the current leader of Al-Qaeda. The State Department is offering a $25 million reward for info leading to his capture.
  • Saif al-Adel, a former Egyptian colonel who is now military chief of Al-Qaeda. State Department reward: $5 million.
  • Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah, an Egyptian who worked with Saif al-Adel to establish terrorist training in Somalia. State Department reward: $5 million.
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