The Libyan government is demanding an explanation from Washington after the capture and abduction of a long-sought Al Qaeda leader by US special forces in Tripoli.
Abu Anas al-Libi has been on the run for 15 years and has already been indicted in a US court for the bombings of two US embassies, in Kenya and Tanzania.
The bombings left more than 200 people dead.
Pentagon spokesman George Little says he was captured on Saturday during a broad daylight operation in the Libyan capital Tripoli.
"As the result of a US counter-terrorism operation, Abu Anas al-Libi is currently lawfully detained by the US military in a secure location outside of Libya," he said in a statement on Sunday.
His capture paves the way for Libi, 49, to be taken to the US to face trial.
TVNL Comment: Since when is the 'exceptional' US answerable to anyone for violating internationl law by invading a soverign nation and killing or captuturing its people? Just asking..