A federal magistrate has ordered a Libyan militia leader charged in the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi detained pending trial, after defense lawyers took shots at the government’s claims in the case but decided not to seek his release.
On Wednesday, Ahmed Abu Khatallah made a second appearance in a U.S. court after being captured in Benghazi, Libya, last month and brought across the Atlantic aboard a Navy ship. He named in a federal indictment with conspiracy to provide material support for terrorism.
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