Amerikanske spesialsoldater pågrep søndag mannen som sto bak angrepet på det amerikanske konsultatet i Benghazi 11. september 2012.
Den amerikanske ambassadøren og tre andre ble drept.
Mannen heter Ahmed Abu Khattala. Spesialstyrken som ble brukt er ute av Libya. Det er nok Khattala også. Det sies at han blir avhørt på et krigsskip.
The Obama administration in January named Khattalah a global terrorist along with Sufian bin Qumu, the leader of the Derna branch of Ansar al-Sharia in Libya. The branches of the Islamist militia in Benghazi and Tunisia were also designated foreign terrorist organizations.
Khattalah was the first person charged in connection with the attack by federal prosecutors last August. CBS News Justice and Homeland Security correspondent Bob Orr reports that he has been put on a ship and is being interrogated. It is expected that he will eventually be read his rights and brought to D.C. to face criminal charges in federal court.
He told the Associated Press in 2012 that he was not involved in the Benghazi attacks but rather went to the U.S. compound to rescue men who were trapped inside. But other eyewitnesses said he was present at the attacks directing fighters.
Khattalah began moving around within Libya more and more after U.S. special forces carried out a raid in Libya last October to capture Anas al-Libi, an al-Qaeda leader linked to the 1998 American Embassy bombings in East Africa, Orr reports. The U.S. received intelligence indicating Khattalah was possibly at a villa on the coast Sunday night, leading to his capture.