Pentagon says Benghazi attack suspect has been killed in airstrike

June 23, 2015 5:46 AM

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Pentagon says Benghazi attack suspect has been killed in airstrike

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, the Pentagon said Monday.

Ali Awni al-Harzi "operated closely with multiple ISIL-associated extremists throughout North Africa and the Middle East," Defence Department spokesman Col. Steve Warren said in a statement, using another acronym often used for the militant group ISIS. "His death degrades ISIL's ability to integrate...

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