Benghazi Suspect Now in Federal Custody

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
The Libyan militant charged in the Benghazi attacks has pleaded not guilty to conspiracy.

Ahmed Abu Khatallah, the alleged mastermind of the attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya September 11, 2012 was captured by U.S. Forces over the weekend of Saturday, June 14, 2014. Abu Khatalla was taken without a fight, U.S. officials said.

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Libyan militant charged in the Benghazi attacks has pleaded not guilty to conspiracy.

Ahmed Abu Khattala (hah-TAH'-lah) made his initial appearance in federal court in the nation's capital on Saturday.

A grand jury indictment says Abu Khattala took part in a conspiracy to provide material support and resources to terrorists in the 2012 attacks that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.

Abu Khattala was flown by a military helicopter from a Navy ship to Washington earlier Saturday.

In court, he wore a two-piece black track suit and kept his hands behind his back. He looked impassively at the judge for most of a 10-minute court hearing.


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