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Pentagon: Benghazi suspect in US custody

The prisoner is a senior leader in the Ansar alt-Sharia terrorist group, reports say.


Posted on June 17, 2014 at 11:53 a.m.

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon says a Libyan militant accused in a deadly attack on Americans in Benghazi, Libya, is in U.S. custody.

The capture of Ahmed Abu Khattala marks the first time the U.S has apprehended one of the accused perpetrators in the 2012 attack. Khattala is a senior leader of the Benghazi branch of the terrorist group Ansar alt-Sharia.

His capture was first reported by the Washington Post.




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