- The Washington Times - Monday, October 7, 2013

U.S. authorities will interrogate suspected al Qaeda operative Abu Anas al-Libi aboard an American warship without reading him his rights, officials said Monday.

Al-Libi was captured from the streets of the Libyan capital of Tripoli in a U.S. military raid over the weekend. He will be in military custody for several more days or weeks aboard the USS San Antonio in the Mediterranean Sea, NBC News reported.

U.S. officials hope to get information about al Qaeda’s operations in Libya, but none of what al-Libi says can be used in a trial. The FBI could read him his Miranda rights later and seek to question him again, the report said.

The military is expected to turn al-Libi over to the Justice Department, which will take him to New York to stand trial in the 1998 bombings of the American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, NBC News reported.

• Jessica Chasmar can be reached at jchasmar@washingtontimes.com.

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