A suspected leader of the terrorist group al-Qaeda was captured Saturday in Libya, news reports said.
The suspect, Abu Anas el-Liby, has been sought by the United States since at least 2000 when he was indicted in connection with the 1998 bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, dpa reported.
Abu Anas ed-Liby was seized near Tripoli, American officials said, according to the New York Times. The operation was described as by CNN as a raid led by special operations forces. It was conducted with the knowledge of the Libyan government, the network said, quoting an unidentified US official.
The Pentagon had no comment about the reports, Lieutenant Colonel Jeff Pool said.
The FBI had offered a bounty of up to 5 million dollars for information leading to his capture.