A team of elite U.S. investigators is aboard a Navy warship in the Mediterranean, interrogating one of the most-wanted terror suspects in the world.
-- a 49-year-old Libyan -- is charged in the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Tanzania and Kenya that killed 224 people, including 12 Americans.
U.S. commandos. The government wants al-Libi to face justice, but the hope is he will also provide invaluable information about al Qaeda.
Al-Libi is being held aboard the USS San Antonio. Sources say al-Libi, who was part of Osama bin Laden's inner circle in the 1990s, is being questioned by a group of specially-trained investigators. The "High Value Detainee Interrogation Group" is pressing al-Libi for intelligence about the al Qaeda network and potential attack plans.
Al-Libi, who spent years as a foreign operative for al Qaeda, was captured just after dawn Saturday on a street in his homeland of Libya.
U.S. commandosin three or four vehicles near al-Libi's home in Tripoli. His family told reporters the commandos -- wearing masks -- surrounded al-Libi's car, smashed the windows and whisked him away.
Al-Libi is under indictment in New York, accused of helping to plan the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Africa. Federal prosecutors say al-Libi did surveillance for al Qaeda prior to the attacks, taking pictures of potential targets.
Sources say he is also a computer expert and the likely author of the al Qaeda "Terror Manual," which lays out step-by-step instructions for launching any major terror attack.
The guide was discovered in al-Libi's computer files in 2000, when Scotland Yard raided a British safe house where he'd stayed.
Sources say eventually al-Libi will be, but investigators are in no hurry to make that transfer. If al-Libi proves to be a cooperative prisoner at sea, he could be there for a while.