Tunisia: We Arrested Suspect in Benghazi Attack
Ali Harzi in custody, though role is unclear
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 24, 2012 1:11 PM CDT
In this Sept. 13, 2012 file photo, a Libyan man investigates the inside of the US Consulate, after an attack that killed four Americans.   (AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon, File)

(Newser) – Tunisia says it has a 28-year-old Tunisian national in custody who is linked to the attack on the US consulate in Libya that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens, reports the AP. Details are sketchy, but the suspect has been identified as Ali Harzi. It's unclear exactly what role he played, but Eli Lake of the Daily Beast says Harzi posted about the attack on social media shortly after it began, drawing the attention of investigators. He reportedly fled to Turkey afterward, where he got picked up and handed over to Tunisia. One source tells Lake that Harzi belongs to "violent extremist networks."

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reallybig
Oct 25, 2012 12:26 PM CDT
WHAT? ... Republicans are still trying to get information from Team Obama on ANY intelligence they possessed at ANY time concerning when the US Ambassador was killed,.... The US Intelligence Agency (CIA) uses drones, and only kill Al-Qaeda and terrorists leaders, and and a few thousand innocents.... but have NO (or no new) intelligence, and are researching any intelligence source, to get intelligence, on who exactly killed the US Ambassador..... /facepalm headache nosebleed ..
milo7453
Oct 24, 2012 11:37 PM CDT
Tunisia better watch it...Obama needs an October surprise...The headline? "Drone Takes Out Tunisian Jail...Details sketchy."
trailmix
Oct 24, 2012 1:34 PM CDT
So cool, In Mondays debate President Obama stated that the United States established a working relationship with most of the countries in that area. Seems to be working. Thank You, Mr. President, and your administration.