Skip to comments.Stevens murder suspect killed in Cairo; Tunisian held in Tunis jail
Posted on 10/30/2012 1:18:23 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
An Egyptian suspected of involvement in last months attack on the US mission in Benghazi in which Ambassador Chris Stevens was slain in Cairo yesterday, Wednesday.
According to the Egyptian Interior Ministry, the man named only as Hazem died in a shoot-out with security forces at an apartment in Nasr City, northeast Cairo. They had been sent to arrest him following information received implicating him in the Benghazi attack. He is said to have recently returned from Libya.
Security sources say he threw a bomb from the ground floor apartment but it bounced back into the building. Police then fired tear gas and exchanged gunfire. The building subsequently caught fire, forcing other residents to be evacuated. After the fire was put out, police say they found the mans body completely burnt.
They say they also found 17 bombs, four RPGs, three automatic weapons and large quantities of ammunition.
The man was said to have rented the apartment for the past three months.
The shoot-out came the same day a lawyer in Tunisia said that a local man accused also of being involved the Benghazi mission attack was being held in a Tunis jail on terrorism charges.
The man, named as Ali Harzi, was one of two Tunisians arrested in Turkey on 3 October, allegedly having entered the country on false passports. It was later reported that both were believed to be linked to the Benghazi attack and had been sent back by the Turks to Tunis on 11 October. Harzi is reported to have been trying to head to Syria after having escaped from Libya.
According to lawyer Ouled Ali Anwar, Harzi has been charged with membership of a terrorist organization in a time of peace in another country.
Anwar is insisting on his clients innocence, saying he is a scapegoat to satisfy the Americans.
Tunisian Interior Ministry spokesman Tarrouch Khaled has confirmed the arrest, saying the case is in the hands of justice.
A US intelligence official is reported claiming that Harzi has links with terrorist organisations. Another report says he appeared on the US intelligence radar when he posted information about the attack on a social media site shortly afterwards.
American investigators have so far not been allowed to question him.
“Security sources say he threw a bomb from the ground floor apartment but it bounced back into the building.”
sure bombs do that all the time...........what did he attach it to, a trampoline.
coordinated cover-up IMO
This guy likely no more guilty than the hapless filmmaker in CA.
I suppose that most terrorists involved in the attack will be apprehended or killed before Nov. 6.
...the Muslim Brotherhood sure got their buddy Obama’s back.
Sounds like fearless Moslem Brotherhood leader Morsi is covering his ass.
Kill a few more guys with rags on their heads then obama can claim “I killed bin laden. I killed Stephens’ killers. And I bailed out GM. woo hoo!
The bouncing bomb...
Probably pick up some innocent Egyptian off the street, gave him a name and told him he’s going to “die”. Then they will stage a fake shootout and the “suspect” will pretend to die.
Mr. innocent Egyptian will just go back to selling lamb on the streets of Cairo tomorrow as if nothing have happened.
The Eygtians will then laugh at America for falling for this kabuki theather act.
They may even go as far as giving Obama the credit for literally jumping into the firefight and shooting the guy...just like how Obama convinced many mind-numbed Obama supporters how Obama stormed the compound with the Navy seals and pulled trigger on while Osama Bin Laden was watching tv.
Chris Matthew will again feel the tingle up his leg.
I’ve become such a skeptic and I loathed that about 60’s & 70’s anti-war, anti-govt. people.
But when the things I am seeing, hearing and reading no longer make sense... when I can’t seem to wrap my brain around the reality of it all...not sure I trust anyone anymore.
It’s like who’s on first and I’m dying to go stick my head back in the sand. agghhh
I totally understand that feeling!
LMFAO!!!! I just can’t stop laughing at the bouncing bomb part. I think they were watching Road Runner vs Wile E Coyote and said...”Hey!! why not try the bouncing bomb skit and tell them idiot americans that the killer got killed by his own bomb bouncing back at him”?
I've been looking for a faster way to work.
Will you take a check?
“...they found the mans body completely burnt.”
Beyond recognition no doubt.