NAIROBI — American interrogators headed to an American warship in the Mediterranean to question a suspected Libyan Al Qaeda operative linked to the bombings of US embassies in Africa, as new details emerged Monday about plots planned by a Kenyan militant who escaped a US raid in Somalia.
The two operations, thousands of miles apart in Africa and approved by President Obama, signaled an American readiness to go after militants in nations where authorities are unable to do so, even years later.
The suspect captured in Tripoli, Abu Anas al-Liby, is under US federal indictment but was being held in military custody. He is accused of using an early Apple computer to assemble surveillance photographs in Nairobi before the deadly 1998 bombing of the US Embassy. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.