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Libyan Extremists Threaten Westerners in Revenge for Abu Anas Al-Liby Capture _ Mail Online
  show ad Libyan extremists threaten to kidnapWesterners and attack pipelines in revenge for capture of Al Qaeda boss by U.S. forces Jihadists call for Libyans to kidnap U.S. citizens and bomb ships or planesThey are keen to avenge the capture of Abu Anas al-Liby by Navy SealsU.S. ambassador summoned to explain Saturday's raid to Libyan minister  ByHugo Gye PUBLISHED: 11:25 GMT, 8 October 2013 | UPDATED: 11:54 GMT, 8 October 2013 6 shares30Viewcomments Revenge: After the capture of Abu Anas al-Liby, Libyan militants have threatened abacklash  Libyan militants have vowed to kidnap Westerners and attack gas pipelines in revenge for the capture of AlQaeda terrorist Abu Anas al-Liby by U.S. special forces.Extremists took to Facebook to urge fellow Libyans to target ships and planes as well as taking U.S.citizens hostage in order to exchange them for imprisoned jihadists.Deborah Jones, the American ambassador to Libya, was yesterday summoned to speak to the country's justice minister to explain the U.S. government's actions.Al-Liby was kidnapped on the streets of Tripoli by a team of Navy Seals on Saturday, and is nowapparently being held on a ship in the Mediterranean Sea.The 49-year-old, whose real name is Nazih al-Ruqaie, is suspected of involvement in the bombings of theU.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998 which killed 224 civilians.In the wake of his capture, Libyan jihadists used a Facebook page called 'Benghazi is Protected by itsPeople' to issue a chilling call to arms.It told Libyans to shut off access to the capital and kidnap citizens of the U.S. and its allies in order to usethem to bargain for the release of imprisoned militants.The message also urged them to damage pipelines exporting gas to Europe, and target ships and planes.It said: 'Libya today is still a place of disbelief that is ruled by something other than the Shariah of Allah;thus, there is no security for disbelievers there.' Protest: Libyans set U.S. flags on fire as they demonstrated in Benghazi after al-Liby'scapture  Opposition: Militants have vowed to strike back against Western citizens as well asinfrastructure projects In another message posted on forums and social media, a group called 'the Revolutionaries of Benghazi -al-Bayda, Derna' condemned al-Liby's capture.It accused Libya's leaders of having prior knowledge of the operation, although prime minister Ali Zeidansaid at the weekend that the government had asked the United States to explain the raid.The group vowed to fight 'everyone who betrayed his country and involved himself in this conspiracy. Wesay that this shameful act will cost the Libyan government a lot and it will be as you will see and not as youhear.'Al-Liby has long been wanted by the FBI, and had a $5million bounty on his head at the time of his capture.  Detained: Al-Liby is apparently being held on board USS San Antonio, pictured, in theMediterranean Since the fall of dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, Islamist militants have used Libya to smuggle outweapons and as a base for fighters.In September last year, a band of terrorists stormed the U.S. consulate in Benghazi and killed ambassador Chris Stevens along with three other Americans.North Africa is home to Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, as well as other Islamist affiliates who either co-operate with the network or sympathise with its ideology. MOST WATCHED NEWS VIDEOS Previous123NextBritish Airways launch probe into steamy 'stewardess' video...Fat for Cash. Supersized people making supersized money
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