Suspect in Benghazi Attacks Being Held in Libya

Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 04:54 PM

By Todd Beamon

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
A man once wanted by Libyan authorities who now is suspected of having a role in the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi that killed four Americans is being held in the country by authorities, according to news reports.

The man’s name, Faraj al-Shibli (also spelled Chalabi), was confirmed to CNN by two sources.

One source told CNN on Thursday that al-Shibli had been arrested within the past two days and had recently returned from Pakistan.

It is not known whether al-Shibli has been charged with the Benghazi attack, which killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans, CNN reports.

According to CNN, al-Shibli comes from a town called Sidi Armouma al-Marj, about 50 miles from Benghazi, and is a member of the Libyan Islamist Fighting Group. The militant organization tried to overthrow Moammar Gadhafi in the mid-1990s.

In 2004, the Libyan government reported al-Shibli to the United Nations as on its “wanted” list and issued an Interpol “Red Notice” seeking his arrest, CNN reports.

In 1998, al-Shibli was named with two other Libyans as allegedly involved in the murder of a German counterintelligence official, Silvan Becker, and his wife, Vera, CNN reports.

They were killed in the Libyan town of Sirte in 1994.

Libyan authorities also issued an arrest warrant for Osama bin Laden in connection with the deaths, CNN reports.

But some analysts have since cast doubt on whether the Libyan Islamist Fighting Group carried out the attack on the German couple, CNN reports.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Miami Archbishop Wenski: Jeb Bush's 'Act of Love' Comment 'Is Right'

Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 15:14 PM

The archbishop of Miami, Thomas Wenski,has applauded Jeb Bush for saying illegal immigrants are committing an "act of lo . . .

Ukrainian Jews Told by Pro-Russian Fighters To Register Or Be Deported

Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 15:07 PM

Ukrainian Jews leaving Passover eve prayers were handed leaflets ordering them to either register with an interim govern . . .

Putin: Obama Would Save Me If I Was Drowning

Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 13:58 PM

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that he thinks President Barack Obama is a decent man and would save him if he wer . . .

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved