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Delta Force captures high ranking al Qaeda officer in anti-terrorist raid
US anti-terrorist officials have a high-ranking al Qaeda officer in custody.
He was captured by US commandoes from the Delta Force over the weekend.
It was one of two daring -almost simultaneous raids by the most elite American forces.
The first in Somalia - home of the al-Qaeda-linked group al Shabab which carried out last month's massacre at Kenya's Westgate Mall.
The second in Libya - commandos from Delta Force snatched this man off the street - abu Anas al libi.
The US government had a 5- million-dollar bounty on his head for his role in the 1998 bombings of the American embassies in Tanzania and Kenya.
I hope the perception is in the world that people who commit acts of terror will know that the United States of America is going to do everything in
Its power that is legal and appropriate in order to enforce the law and
Protect our security.
The Libyan raid is being hailed as a success.
The one in Somalia is less clear but the U.S. government believes it sent a strong message.