ISIS operative Ali Awni al-Harzi killed in U.S. airstrike

June 23, 2015 1:22 AM

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WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon says an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) operative suspected of involvement in the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, has been killed in a U.S. airstrike in Iraq.

Defense Department spokesman Col. Steve Warren says Ali Awni al-Harzi "operated closely" with Islamic State-associated extremists in North Africa and the Middle East.

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