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May faces quiz over terror arrest
Theresa May is to be questioned by MPs over why one of the world's most wanted al Qaida terror suspects - captured by US special forces this weekend - was given asylum in Britain.
According to reports Anas al-Libi, who was seized on Saturday in the Libyan capital Tripoli, arrived in Britain in the mid-1990s and lived in Manchester after being granted political asylum.
The 49-year-old was accused by the US of involvement in the 1998 American embassy bombings in east Africa which killed more than 220 people.
Al-Libi, also known as Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai, was arrested by the Metropolitan Police the following year but was released and later fled Britain.
Detectives are believed to have found an al Qaida manual at his home which advised Osama bin Laden's followers on how to execute terror plots.
He was on the FBI's Most Wanted list and there was a five million-dollar reward for information relating to his capture.
US prosecutors claimed the computer expert aided the east Africa bombings by carrying out research and taking photographs of the embassy in Nairobi in 1993.
His son, Abdullah al-Ruqai, told The Associated Press that his father was part of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, an Islamic militant group opposed to Gaddafi.
Many of the organisation's members were forced to flee the country, and al-Libi is believed to have spent time in Sudan in the 1990s before moving to Britain.
Al-Libi's son also said the family subsequently spent time in Afghanistan and Iran before returning to Libya in 2010.
Keith Vaz, chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee, told The Daily Telegraph the case would be raised with the Home Secretary Ms May when she appears before MPs.