Benghazi terror attack suspect will have first court appearance Saturday

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U.S. officials confirmed today that the suspect at the center of the deadly attack on the American mission in Benghazi has been brought to federal court in Washington.

Ahmed Abu Khatallah was captured two weeks ago and interrogated aboard the USS New York.


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Authorities say that Mr. Abu Khatallah is one of the highest-ranking leaders of Ansar al Sharia, one of the groups that participated in the Benghazi attack on September 11, 2012.

Four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens, were killed in the attack.

The U.S. attorney’s office said that the suspect will make a court appearance Saturday at 3:30 p.m.

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Kellan Howell

Kellan Howell, an investigative reporter for The Washington Times, covers campaign finance and government accountability. Originally from Williamsburg, Va., Kellan graduated from James Madison University where she received bachelor’s degrees in media arts and design and international affairs with a concentration in western European politics.

During her time at JMU, she interned for British technology and business news website “ITPro” ...

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