15 July 2014
Just released reports out of Libya indicate Faraj al-Shibli, one of the primary architects of the September 11th, 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, has been found dead in Libya shortly after being detained by local militia forces.
al-Shibli was alleged to have strong ties to al-Qaida and was among the most active members of the Libyan Islamist Fighting Group.
The FBI is said to have questioned him in 2013, and (allegedly) planning to do so again in the coming weeks.
Ahmed Abu Khatallah, who the Obama administration is describing as the “mastermind” of the Benghazi Massacre, had a far less prominent role among militant Islamic groups than did the now deceased al-Shibli. Khatallah has only been charged with one count by the Obama Department of Justice in a case legal experts are already calling “difficult.”
Has a stooge been created, and the real threat to the truth of Benghazi eliminated?
Suspected Benghazi terror suspect found dead in Libya days after he was last seen detained by a local militia
- Faraj al-Shibli was found dead in Marj, Libya, on Sunday
- al-Shibli was captured either Friday or Saturday by a local militia
- The terror suspect had links to al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), which is suspected of carrying out the attack
- The attack in Benghazi claimed the life of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans
15 July 2014
A suspect in the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, that claimed the life of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans, was found dead Monday, according to reports from CNN.
The network cites a 'Libyan source and locals in the town of Marj,' who say Faraj al-Shibli was found dead in the eastern Libyan town.
The suspected terrorist al-Shibli was last seen as he was being detained by a local militia in Marj on Friday or Saturday.
Intelligence officials discovered a link between al-Shibli and al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), which officials believe took part in the attack on the U.S. diplomatic complex in Benghazi.
CNN reports that al-Shibli also had contact with al Qaeda members in Pakistan.
In March 2013, al-Shibli was detained by Libyan officials who suspected he had played a part in the attack. During his detention, FBI officials were allowed to interview him in front of Libyan officials.