Captured Benghazi suspect being transported to U.S.: Obama

June 17, 2014 9:01 PM

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The United States said on Tuesday it had captured a suspected ringleader of the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, a raid that killed four Americans including the U.S. ambassador and ignited a political firestorm in Washington.

President Barack Obama said in a statement he had authorized the operation in Libya on Sunday in which special forces, along with law enforcement personnel, captured Ahmed Abu Khatallah on the outskirts of Benghazi.

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