Ring Leader Of Benghazi Attack Is Acquitted Of Murder Charges

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The man accused of masterminding the 2012 attack on a US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, has been acquitted by a US jury of the most serious charges.

Ahmed Abu Khattala was convicted of terror charges but found not guilty of other charges including murder.

The attack on the diplomatic compound resulted in the death of US ambassador Chris Stevens and four US guards.

Hillary Clinton, who was secretary of state at the time, was accused by Republicans of not doing enough.

A jury in Washington acquitted Khattala of 14 of the 18 charges after deliberating for five days following a seven-week trial.

He was convicted on four charges including conspiracy to provide material support for terrorism, maliciously destroying and injuring dwellings and property as well as using and carrying a semi-automatic weapon during a crime of violence.


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