Al Qaeda Suspect Caught in Libya Raid Being Interrogated on Navy Ship

US spent 15 years looking for him


An accused al-Qaida operative seized by US commandos in Libya over the weekend is being interrogated while in military custody on a Navy ship in the Mediterranean Sea, officials said. He is expected eventually to be sent to New York for criminal prosecution. 

The fugitive, known as Abu Anas al-Libi, is seen as a potential intelligence gold mine, possessing perhaps two decades of information about al-Qaida, from the group's early days under Osama bin Laden in Sudan to its more scattered fragments today.