- The Washington Times - Saturday, June 28, 2014

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.

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.


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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.