Report: Benghazi suspect detained in Libya

Vince Coglianese | Editorial Director

A suspect in the September 11, 2012 attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya is now being held in the country, according to CNN.

The outlet’s two unnamed sources say the man’s name is Faraj al-Shibli, a former member of the Libyan Islamist Fighting Group which sought to overthrow Moammar Gadhafi.

“One of the sources, who has been briefed on the arrest by Western intelligence officials, said al-Shibli was detained within the past two days and had recently returned from a trip to Pakistan,” CNN reported Thursday.

Last year’s consulate attack resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including ambassador Chris Stevens.

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