Pentagon: Benghazi Suspect in US Custody

Pentagon confirms capture of a Libyan militant allegedly involved in the Benghazi attacks.

Posted: 06/17/2014 11:53 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says a Libyan militant accused in a deadly attack on Americans in Benghazi, Libya, is in U.S. custody.

The capture of Ahmed Abu Khattala marks the first time the U.S has apprehended one of the accused perpetrators in the 2012 attack. Khattala is a senior leader of the Benghazi branch of the terrorist group Ansar alt-Sharia.

His capture was first reported by the Washington Post.

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(Photo: REUTERS/Esam Omran Al-Fetori)

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