US says IS suspect in Benghazi attack killed in airstrike

June 23, 2015 1:22 AM

10 0

US says IS suspect in Benghazi attack killed in airstrike

The Pentagon says an Islamic State 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. Warren says al-Harzi's death will diminish the radical group's ability to recruit North African jihadists into its fight in Syria and...

Also read: Ohio State University Says Suspect in Attack Is Killed

Read more

To category page

Loading...