A Libyan militant charged in the 2012 Benghazi attacks was in federal law enforcement custody, the U.S. attorney’s office said Saturday. Security at the capital’s federal courthouse was heightened in anticipation of a possible court appearance by the suspect later in the day. Continue reading
In our news wrap Wednesday, the interim government in Libya insisted the U.S. hand over the newly captured suspect in the Benghazi attack, condemned the raid that seized him, and demanded that Khattala be tried in Libya. Ahmed Abu Khattala is now headed to the U.S. Also, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko offered up a cease-fire plan to end the violence plaguing the border with Russia. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — The capture of an alleged leader of the deadly 2012 attacks on Americans in Benghazi, Libya, gave U.S. officials a rare moment of good news. Now, they are preparing to try the captured Libyan in the U.S. court system and pledging to double down on catching others responsible for the deaths of the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans in the attacks.
he U.S. apprehended the man it says is behind the 2012 attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Ahmed Abu Khattala. “It’s important for us to send a message to the world that when Americans are attacked, no matter how long it takes, we will find those responsible and we will bring them to justice,” President Barack Obama said Tuesday. Continue reading
President Barack Obama, while in Pittsburgh for a TechShop event Tuesday, addressed the capture of Ahmed Abu Khattala, one of the alleged attackers of the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — A Libyan militant suspected in the deadly attack on Americans in Benghazi has been captured and is in American custody, the Pentagon said Tuesday, marking the first time the U.S. has apprehended one of the alleged perpetrators.
In our news wrap Monday, Russia convened an emergency session of the UN Security Council to press for an immediate ceasefire in Ukraine. Hundreds of pro-Russian rebels attacked a border guard camp in Eastern Ukraine. Also, at least 20 people were killed in Libya in the latest fighting against Islamist militants. Libyan army helicopters attacked militia camps and strongholds in Benghazi. Continue reading
Hillary Rodham Clinton is defending her handling of the deadly 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, writing in her new book that she will “not be part of a political slugfest on the backs of dead Americans.” The former secretary of state devotes a chapter of her upcoming book, “Hard Choices,” to the Benghazi attack, responding to Republicans who have accused the Obama administration of stonewalling congressional investigators and misleading the public about the nature of the attack in the weeks before the presidential election. Four Americans were killed in the Sept. 11, 2012, attack, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens. Continue reading
Secretary of State John Kerry said he is willing to testify before the House Oversight committee on the attacks on a U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Continue reading
In our news wrap Wednesday, Democrats in the House of Representatives have decided to join the latest probe into the attack on U.S. diplomats in Benghazi, Libya. Also, the U.S. deployed 80 troops to Chad in order to help with intelligence and reconnaissance in the search for the abducted schoolgirls in Nigeria. Continue reading