U.S. President Donald J. Trump announced on Monday that U.S. forces captured Mustafa al-Imam in Libya. The individual was allegedly involved in the September 11, 2012 attacks against two U.S. government facilities in Benghazi.
“Because of this successful operation, al-Imam will face justice in the United States for his alleged role in the September 11, 2012 attacks in Benghazi, which resulted in the deaths of Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Glen Doherty, Sean Smith, and Tyrone Woods—four brave Americans who were serving our country,” Mr. Trump said.
Following the attacks, a House Benghazi committee conducted a two-year probe into events that transpired in Benghazi. The investigation particularly focused on the role of former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and whether the administration failed to provide sufficient security to the compounds.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in a statement on Monday that the State Department continues to mourn the people lost in the attack.
“We will spare no effort to ensure that justice is served for these dedicated Americans and public servants,” he said.
— Department of State (@StateDept) October 30, 2017