Abu Anas Al-Liby Dies

Anas Al-Liby photo, courtesy of the BBC

Anas Al-Liby photo, courtesy of the BBC

Abu Anas Al-Liby (Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai) died of complications of liver cancer surgery while waiting to stand trial for his role in the 1998 Al-Qaeda Embassy Bombings in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Delta Force operators abducted Al-Liby from Libya in October 2013. Military personnel then interrogated him. Then the military transferred him to the jurisdiction of the FBI. His condition worsened as he started a hunger strike during his military interrogation compounded by his bout of hepatitis C.


AP. Libyan charged in 1998 US embassy bombings dies.” January 3, 2015.

BBC. Libya terror suspect Anas al-Liby dies before US trial.” January 3, 2015.

BBC. Profile: Anas al-Liby.” January 3, 2015.

CNN. U.S. embassy bombings suspect Abu Anas al Libi dies in U.S. hospital.” January 3, 2015.

IBT. Abu Anas al-Libi, Alleged US Embassy Bomber, Dies In New York Before Trial.” January 3, 2015.

NYT. Qaeda Suspect Facing Trial in New York Dies in Custody.” January 3, 2015.

Reuters. Suspect in U.S. embassy bombings in Kenya, Tanzania, dies before NY trial.” January 3, 2015.

WaPo. Al-Qaeda terrorist suspect dies days before his trial in New York.” January 3, 2015.


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