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  1. Examining the Alleged Ringleader of the Benghazi Embassy Attack

    Abu Khattala, loner, political prisoner and the alleged leader of the attack in Benghazi that killed the American ambassador, is now firmly in U.S. custody. Prior to his arrest, Khattala roamed freely in the suburbs of Benghazi, a popular man among youths and Islamists for his unwavering opposition to Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi. At one time the leader of his own militant outfit, Khattala was captured by U.S. Special Forces last weekend and will hopefully provide some closure after one of postwar Libya’s most infamous acts of violence.

    The New Yorker, Washington Post

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