A second suspect wanted for the attacks on two United States government facilities in Benghazi in 2012 has been captured by American commandos. Mustafa al-Imam was captured Sunday in Misurata, Libya and is suspected of being a key figure behind the Benghazi attacks.
This dangerous Muslim criminal has been remanded to a United States warship to be taken to the US where he will stand trial according to officials. The bloody attack in 2012 claimed the lives of four Americans including Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens when the political compound came under heavy fire. More than a dozen people have been charged in connection with the attacks. President Trump commented on the tragedy Monday saying, "To the families of these fallen heroes: I want you to know that your loved ones are not forgotten, and they will never be forgotten. Our memory is deep and our reach is long, and we will not rest in our efforts to find and bring the perpetrators of the heinous attacks in Benghazi to justice."
Details surrounding the oepration that captured the violent militant are scarce but officials did reveal members of Navy SEAL team 6 were accompanied by the F.B.I's Hostage Rescue Team caught Imam by surprise. The military’s Joint Special Operations Command had been following Imam's movements closely and knew he had recently traveled to Misurata, a small city between Tripoli and Benghazi.
The capture of Iman is a victory for F.B.I officials who were worried that such prosecutions would get overlooked by the Trump administration and indeed proves the president is willing to prosecute such terrorists in civilian courts. The strategy is scrutinized by Attorney General Jeff Sessions who believes such criminals should be prosecuted at Guantanamo Bay because it is too dangerous to hold their trials in the United States.
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