US special operations forces capture Libyan accused in Benghazi attack
WASHINGTON — A militant accused of playing a central role in the attack on Americans in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012 is being transported to the US to face charges.
President Donald Trump says the capture in Libya of Mustafa al-Imam signifies that the four Americans who died in Benghazi "will never be forgotten."
Officials say US special operations forces captured al-Imam just before midnight local time Sunday in Misrata, on Libya's north coast. He was taken to a US Navy ship at the Misrata port for transport by military plane to Washington, where he's expected to arrive this week.
The Justice Department says al-Imam will face trial in US District Court for the District of Columbia as the FBI continues to investigate.
Ambassador Chris Stevens was among those killed in the attack.