March 15, 2013

Faraj al Chalabi Detained in Libya Suspected of Benghazi Attack and Murder of German Couple

Long War Journal:

A suspect in the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi has been detained in Libya, according to multiple press outlets. CNN reports that, according to one source, Faraj al Chalabi (or al Shibli) "was detained within the past two days and had recently returned from a trip to Pakistan." Reuters reports that al Chalabi "fled to Pakistan after the attacks and only recently returned to Libya."

Both CNN and Reuters note that the precise role al Chalabi is suspected of playing in the Benghazi attack is "unclear."

Al Chalabi was first fingered as a suspected terrorist in 1998. At the time, Muammar Qaddafi's regime said that he was involved in the murder of two Germans, an intelligence official named Silvan Becker and his wife. The German couple had been killed under mysterious circumstances in 1994.

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They say the Libyans allowed us to question Chalabi. We'll have to wait and see if this is just a token or if the Libyans are serious about prosecuting and/or handing over al-Qaeda linked terrorists.

Its not every likely and I don't expect it.

By Howie at 10:28 AM | Comments |