President Barack Obama said that Ahmed Abu Khatallah, the
recently captured suspected ringleader of the 2012 attack on
the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, would face the
"full weight" of the U.S. justice system.
In a statement released by the White House, Obama said he had
authorised the strike in Libya in which U.S. military troops,
working with law enforcement personnel, captured Khatallah on
Sunday (local time).
"Since the deadly attacks on our facilities in Benghazi, I
have made it a priority to find and bring to justice those
responsible for the deaths of four brave Americans," Obama
"The fact that (Khatallah) is now in U.S. custody is a
testament to the painstaking efforts of our military, law
enforcement, and intelligence personnel.
"Because of their courage and professionalism, this
individual will now face the full weight of the American
justice system," he said.