Benghazi Suspect Found Dead in Libya
Faraj al-Shibli's body discovered in eastern town
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Jul 15, 2014 8:05 AM CDT
This Sept. 13, 2012 file photo shows a man walking the burned shell of the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, after an attack that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.   (AP photo/Mohammad Hannon, File)

(Newser) – With Ahmed Abu Khattala facing justice in the US, another suspect in the Benghazi attack has been found dead in eastern Libya, CNN reports. What happened to Faraj al-Shibli is uncertain. A local militia in the town of Marj detained him this weekend, a source tells CNN; his body was discovered in the same town yesterday.

Following the Benghazi attack, al-Shibli was detained by Libyan officials more than a year ago, officials say; the Washington Post calls him "by far the most notorious suspect" in the case. He was believed to have links to al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, which was reportedly involved in the attack. He was also interviewed by the FBI while detained, a Libyan insider has told CNN.

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roninxian
Jul 15, 2014 7:36 PM CDT
Just like Freddie Mercury sang: And another one bites the dust.
slammer
Jul 15, 2014 3:16 PM CDT
righttttttttttttttttttttttttt!
Mr.LarryG.
Jul 15, 2014 2:56 PM CDT
Special Ops taking care of business,,,