Libyan on trial for US embassy bombings dies

A member of Al Qaeda with ties to Usama Bin Laden died in New York Friday while awaiting trial to face charges of planning the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that killed 224 people.

The Department of Justice confirmed  Abu Anas al-Libi's death citing "long-standing medical problems."

Al-Libi, 50, was captured by the U.S. Army's Delta Force in Tripoli, Libya on Oct 5, 2013 and brought to New York where he was due to stand trial. He had been wanted for more than a decade and there was a $5 million reward for his arrest.

U.S. forces raided Libya in 2013 and seized al-Libi on the streets of the capital, Tripoli. He was brought back to America to stand trial in New York.

His wife, Um Abdullah told the Associated Press he died of complication from liver surgery.

"I accuse the American government of kidnapping, mistreating, and killing an innocent man. He did nothing," Abullah said.

Al-Libi was once on the FBI's most wanted terrorists list for his alleged involvement in the bombings. He pleaded not guilty to any involvement.

In December 2013, Bernard Kleinman, an attorney for al-Libi, said his client was only accused of participating in visual and photographic surveillance of the U.S. embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, in late 1993 and researching potential sites for other attacks with members of Al Qaeda in 1994.

Abdullah told the Associated Press she spoke with her husband Thursday stating that he was in bad condition.

Fox News' Lucas Tomlinson and the Associated Press contributed to this report