U.S. military forces launched two raids this weekend, targeting two high-value terror suspects overseas.
One of those operations, led to the capture of an Al-Qaeda operative. It happened Saturday in Tripoli, Libya. U.S. officials say special forces were able to take Abu Anas Al Libi into custody. He's wanted for his role in U.S. Embassy Bombings in 1998.
The U.S. put out a $5 million reward for Libi. Officials say he held a key position in the bombings of embassies in Tanzania and Kenya.
The second raid, in Somalia, had U.S. Navy Seals seeking a leader of the terror group Al-Shabaab.
Last month, Al-Shabaab claimed for the attack on a Nairobi mall in Kenya that killed 67 people. According to a senior U.S. official, the seals came under fire and had to leave before they could confirm if their target had been killed.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry reacted Sunday, saying terrorists "can run but they can't hide."
Kerry, was speaking about U.S. operations in northern Africa against terrorists factions.
In raids in Somalia and in Libya's capital, U.S. special forces on Saturday struck out against Islamic extremists who have carried out terrorist attacks in East Africa. They captured a Libyan al-Qaida leader allegedly involved in the bombings of U.S. embassies 15 years ago.
A U.S. Navy SEAL team in Somalia aborted a mission to capture a terrorist suspect linked to last month's Nairobi shopping mall attack after a fierce firefight.
Kerry, the highest-level administration to speak about the operations yet, made his comments at an event at a port for Balinese tuna fishermen. He's in Bali for an economic summit.
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