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Prime suspect arrested in 2012 terrorist attacks

The United States has arrested a prime suspect in the 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

Officials say Ahmed Abu Khattalah was arrested in a raid over the weekend and is now being held in a location outside Libya.
He is a Senior leader of the Benghazi Branch of the terrorist group Ansar Alt-sharia.

It is the first arrest by the United States in connection with the Benghazi attack that killed four Americans.

"It's important for us to send a message to the world, that when Americans are attacked, no matter how long it takes, we will find those responsible and we will bring them to justice."
      
Attorney General Eric holder says Khattalah, who faces three federal criminal charges, will be tried in U.S courts.