Suspect in Benghazi attacks to remain in custody

By ERIC TUCKER | Associated Press | Published: November 3, 2017

WASHINGTON — A militant accused of playing an instrumental role in the Benghazi, Libya, attacks will remain locked up following a brief appearance in federal court in Washington.

Mustafa al-Imam was captured days ago by U.S. special forces in a Navy SEAL-led raid.

He faces three charges that were filed in May 2015 but only recently unsealed: killing or conspiring to kill someone during an attack on a federal facility, providing support for terrorists, and using a firearm in connection with a violent crime.

He appeared in court Friday, where he was ordered held pending a hearing next week.

Al-Imam is the second suspect in the Benghazi attacks who's been captured by the U.S. and brought to court.

A suspected ringleader, Ahmed Abu Khattala, is currently on trial.


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