Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai, an alleged al-Qaeda militant, drove back to his home after his morning prayers in Tripoli, Libya, on Oct. 5, 2013. At 6:38 a.m. that day, he was abducted by U.S. special forces agents.
A surveillance video (below) of the abduction was recently published by The Washington Post.
Al-Ruqai, also known as Anas al-Libi, is suspected of being part of the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, notes Mediaite.com.
In the video, after al-Ruqai stops his car by his home, a white van pulls up beside him while another van parks in front of him. The road to his home is blocked by yet another U.S. vehicle.
In less than two minutes, U.S. special forces agents throw Al-Ruqai into a van and drive away.
Al-Ruqai was taken to a Libyan military base and then to the USS San Antonio, which was waiting off Libya's coast.
The joint operation, performed by the CIA, the FBI and the U.S. Army’s Delta Force, ended a 13-year hunt for Al-Ruqai.
Al-Ruqai pleaded not guilty to terrorism charges in October 2013.
He is awaiting trial in New York City without objections from Republicans who have claimed numerous times in the past that putting terrorists on trial in the U.S. is dangerous.
"The American people and their representatives in Congress have been clear that they do not want foreign members of al-Qaeda brought to the United States,” stated Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) in 2013, reported NBC News.
The conservative ACLJ even started an online petition to stop the Obama administration from putting al-Qaeda terrorists on trial in New York City.