KILL OR CAPTURE? Two Raids By Special Forces Hint At A Tactical Shift By Barack Obama Staff
Posted: Oct 14, 2013 10:54 AM
ON OCTOBER 5th American special forces launched two nearly simultaneous raids in Libya and Somalia. Rather than sending in a Predator drone to vaporise jihadists with Hellfire missiles, the plan was to capture them and take them to America to face justice. The targets were Abdulkadir Mohamed Abdulkadir (a leader of the Shabab group that carried out the recent massacre in a shopping mall in Kenya) and Abu Anas al-Libi (a veteran al-Qaeda operative, long on the FBI's most- wanted list).

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