Mohamed Niss

Mohamed Niss

Still on the Loose: Libya’s Most Dangerous Jihadists - Part II
Friday, December 15, 2017

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Ahmed Abu Khattala

WASHINGTON - A jury on Tuesday convicted Ahmed Abu Khattala on terrorism charges in relation to two attacks on the U.S. diplomatic compound and a nearby CIA annex in Benghazi in 2012.

As a result, he will face 60 years in prison: 15 for each of the two terrorism counts, 20 for the destruction of property, and a mandatory minimum term of 10 years for using a semiautomatic weapon in a crime of violence. The jury however declined to find him directly responsible for the deaths of the 4 Americans killed in the attack.

The Washington Post reported that prosecutors have presented what they called “indisputable” records linking the times of calls on Abu Khattala’s cellphone and surveillance video from the diplomatic mission attack that they said showed he was at least a key plotter.