This Sunday, American special operations forces captured a militant who was reportedly involved in the attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya.
The information was revealed and confirmed by two US officials, who identified the alleged suspect as Mustafa al-Imam. His attack on the other hand, resulted in the death of the American ambassador as well as three other Americans.
Further details which were revealed by the U.S. officials claim that commandos captured al-Imam in Libya, and are currently transporting him back to Washington, D.C., where he will be charged for his actions in a federal court. They also explained how the mission was approved by President Donald Trump, and carried out in coordination with Libya’s internationally recognized government.
As of right now, there is no official response by the White House, but one is expected to surface shortly.
The horrific incident which took place on September 11, 2012, took the life of Ambassador Chris Stevens, as well as three other Americans, an Information management officer with the U.S. Foreign Service, Sean Smith, as well as two former Navy SEALs, Tyrone S. Woods and Glen Doherty.
Ahmed Abu Khattala, the alleged mastermind of the 2012 attacks has started with his trial, and as of right now, it is unclear whether the suspect detailed by US special operations forces is one of Khattala’s lieutenants.
Khatallah on the other hand had been awaiting trial since back in 2014, when FBI agents as well as US Army commandos captured him in Benghazi, before placing him on a Navy ship for detention, in an American prison.