Libya, Somalia Raids Show U.S. Threat to Al Qaeda - Kerry
After U.S. raids in Libya and Somalia that captured an Islamist wanted for bombing U.S. embassies in Africa 15 years ago, Secretary of State John Kerry warned al Qaeda they “can run but they can’t hide”.
Nazih al-Ragye, better known by the cover name Abu Anas al-Liby, was seized by U.S. forces in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Saturday, the Pentagon said. A raid on the Somali port of Barawe, a stronghold of the al Shabaab movement behind last month’s attack on a Kenyan mall, failed to take its target.
“We hope this makes clear that the United States of America will never stop in its effort to hold those accountable who conduct acts of terror,” Kerry said on Sunday in Indonesia, ahead of an Asia-Pacific summit.
“Those members of al Qaeda and other terrorist organisations literally can run but they can’t hide,” Kerry said in Benoa on Bali. “We will continue to try to bring people to justice.”