US Files 1st Charges in Benghazi Attack
Ahmed Khattalah accused in sealed indictment
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 6, 2013 3:44 PM CDT
This Sept. 13, 2012 file photo shows a cameraman filming one of US consulate burnt out offices in Benghazi, Libya.   (AP photo/Mohammad Hannon, File)

(Newser) – So the Benghazi probe isn't dead: The Justice Department today filed charges against Libyan militia leader Ahmed Khattalah but kept details under wraps, CNN reports. Officials contacted by CNN refused to divulge anything or even say whether Khattalah will be detained. But Khattalah's possible involvement is nothing new: Libyan security officials said last year Khattala, founder of the Ansar al-Sharia militia, was at the US consulate in Libya during the attack that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others. The Wall Street Journal notes that other suspects beside Khattalah were also charged.

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storm918
Aug 7, 2013 5:44 AM CDT
Time to start filing charges much closer to home---Hillary---Obama!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ppaca
Aug 7, 2013 2:50 AM CDT
Gee, isn't this special. 11 months after the murders, the DOJ decides to file charges against these murderers. Just at the time the US has closed 19 of its embassies in the region. What a coincidence. Just at the same time the real Benghazi story is exposed. See http://patriotupdate.com/2013/08/did-valerie-jarrett-issue-the-order-to-stand-down-in-benghazi/ So 0bama finally admits it wasn't a stupid YouTube video! Don't they all feel pretty dumb about now? But at least that beauty sleep for President Eye Candy helped him win the election, at the expense of four American lives.
heyyouyou
Aug 7, 2013 12:17 AM CDT
Blame Wild Willy Bill Clinton.....