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  • First on CNN: US commandos were poised for raid to capture Benghazi suspect

    10/30/2013 10:22:32 AM PDT · by Republicanprofessor · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/29/13 | Barbara Starr
    When U.S. commandos grabbed a former al Qaeda operative in Tripoli this month, American forces were just hours away from potentially launching a more dangerous covert raid to capture a militia figure facing charges in the deadly Benghazi terror attack, U.S. officials tell CNN. U.S. special operations forces were ready, if ordered, to enter Benghazi and capture Ahmed Abu Khattalah, a leading figure in the Ansar Al-Sharia militia. But the mission never materialized.
  • First criminal charges filed in Benghazi attack

    08/06/2013 1:38:06 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 92 replies
    Washington Time ^ | Aug 6, 2013
    Federal prosecutors have filed the first charges in the Benghazi terror attack against Ahmed Khattalah, the leader of a Libyan militia believed to be responsible for the Sept. 11, 2012, consulate attack that killed four Americans. The charges are under seal, CNN first reported.
  • Head of Libyan Group Linked to Benghazi Attack Remains Free

    10/18/2012 12:07:30 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies
    nti ^ | Oct. 17, 2012
    The leader of the Libyan extremist group believed to be behind the deadly assault last month on a U.S. diplomatic complex in Benghazi has yet to be arrested, after being spotted at the scene during the attack, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. Two high-ranking Libyan security officials said Ansar al-Shariah founder Ahmed Abu Khattalah remains at large; he is reported to espouse an ideology similar to that of al-Qaeda's terrorist network. The Sept. 11 attack left four Americans dead, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya. The U.S. government is weighing options for retaliating against the attackers. However, one...