U.S. captures key Benghazi suspect in raid, official says

U.S. captures key Benghazi suspect in raid, official says

POSTED: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 11:09am

UPDATED: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 10:25am

U.S. forces working with the FBI captured a key suspect in the 2012 attack on the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, a U.S. official told CNN Tuesday.

Libyan militia leader Ahmed abu Khattalah was captured over the weekend, the official said. His is the first arrest in connection with the attack.

He is now being held in a location outside Libya, the official said.

Last year, federal prosecutors filed sealed charges against Khattalah over the Benghazi attack, in which scores of militants using rocket-propelled grenades and other weapons attacked the compound.

U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other U.S. citizens died in the attack, which later became a political flashpoint.

CNN's Evan Perez contributed to this report

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What? No drone attack? Could Obama finally realize you have to CAPTURE them to get information? Nah, it will be just a dog and pony show that will cost hundreds of millions to try him.

Notice the administration again had no clue an attack was coming (in this case the invasion of Iraq by terrorist.) Could it be, like Jimmy Carter, Obama fired all the human intelligence assets on the ground and relies on drones and spy satellites, it would explain alot.

Hope for change in 2014. Vote Dems out.

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