Over the weekend, U.S. military personnel conducted targeted operations in Libya and Somalia in an attempt to bring international terrorists to justice.
As a result of the Libya operation, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said that one of the world's most wanted terrorists was captured and is now in U.S. custody.
“Abu Anas al Libi was designated as a global terrorist by executive order, was a subject of the U.S. Rewards for Justice Program, and is on the U.N. Al Qaeda sanctions list,” Hagel said. “He was also indicted for his alleged role in the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Africa, and other plots to conduct attacks against U.S. interests.”
There have been conflicting reports on whether any Al Shabab leaders were killed in the operation in Somalia.
Congressmen Adam Schiff represents California’s 28th district and is a member of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence in the U.S. House of Representatives. He discusses the military operation and its significance.