According to a live MSNBC report, the Libyan suspect in the Benghazi attack that was recently captured through a joint operation by the special forces and the F.B.I. is now talking freely with US investigators. The authorities now consider transporting suspect Ahmed Abu Khattala to a prison in the US.
After he was captured without one shot fired, Ahmed Abu Khattala was held on the U.S.S. New York. His current detention is currently debated by Libyan authorities that consider the military operation carried by the US a breach of their independence.
Whether or not the Benghazi attack suspect will be trialled in US remains to be seen but the information that he may have is far more important than any indictment.
There is information that Khattala “continued to plan further armed attacks against U.S. persons” according to Reuters and The Justice Department labeled him as “Active threat.”
The investigators are interested in information about other potential suspects that may have been involved in the Benghazi attack. According to Eric Holder, Attorney General:
“Our investigation will remain ongoing as we work to identify and arrest any co-conspirators.”
It should also be mentioned that authorities still do not know why the Benghazi attack took place and what exactly happened. Khattala might hold that information so at the moment, the US authorities do not consider releasing him into Libyan custody and take into account trialling him in front of a US court.
Ahmed Abu Khattala faces 3 federal criminal charges.