Jihadists Threaten Retaliation over US Raid in Libya

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The United States may face retaliation for the commando raid that captured a senior al Qaeda suspect in Libya.

In the operation, U.S. special forces captured Abu Anas al-Libi. He's been wanted by Americans for more than a decade after the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Africa.

One prominent Muslim cleric warned that "all options are on the table." He said some Libyans who think death is a way to get close to God may strike back.

And one former member of an Islamic group, Ansar al-Shariah, said counterattacks are unavoidable, including kidnappings.

Meanwhile, Libyan jihadists have created a Facebook page called "Benghazi is Protected by its People." They've also taken to other social networking sites to instruct Libyans to kidnap U.S. citizens and American allies.

But Libya's Prime Minister Ali Zeidan said on Tuesday that the raid will not affect relations with the United States.

"Our relationship with the U.S.A. is important, and we care about that. But we care, too, about our citizens, which is our duty," Zeidan told reporters after a meeting with the Moroccan government in Rabat.

"They helped us with our revolution. Our relationship will not be affected by this event, which we will settle in the way that we need to," he said, according to a Reuters report.

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