Abu Anas al-Libi, who was captured in Libya on suspicion of his connection with the US embassy bombings in East Africa in 1998
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US special forces raid Libya and Somalia

6 October 2013 Last updated at 18:53 BST

American special forces have carried out raids in Libya and Somalia in search of suspected Islamist terrorists.

Officials in Washington say a man wanted in connection with the US embassy bombings in East Africa fifteen years ago Abu Anas al-Libi, has been captured in the Libyan capital Tripoli.

Meanwhile, US Navy Seals launched a seaborne assault on a stronghold of the militant group Al-Shabab, in the Somalian town of Barawe, but their main target escaped.

Frank Gardner reports.