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US captures suspected ringleader of Benghazi attack

US officials said America had captured a suspected ringleader of the 2012 attack on the US diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans including the US ambassador and ignited a political firestorm in Washington.

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US 'did not inform Libyan government of arrest'

The US did not inform the Libyan government about the arrest of the suspected ringleader of the 2012 on an American diplomatic compound, according to a Libyan minister.

The US Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, notified the UN Security Council of the capture on Sunday of Ahmed Abu Khatallah by US special forces.

She said an investigation had not only implicated him in the 2012 raid but also planned "further armed attacks" against US personnel.

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