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Benghazi suspect will face trial in civilian court

WASHINGTON — The capture of an alleged leader of the deadly 2012 attacks on Americans in Benghazi, Libya, gave US officials a rare moment of good news. Now, they are preparing to try the captured Libyan in the US court system and pledging to double down on catching others responsible for the deaths of the US ambassador and three other Americans in the attacks.

US officials said Ahmed Abu Khattala was being held on the USS New York, a Navy amphibious transport dock ship in the Mediterranean Sea. The officials spoke only on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to discuss the Libyan’s whereabouts publicly by name.

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