Ahmed Abu Khattala (Ansar a- Sharia Libya / ASL) -- INDIVIDUAL PROFILE

A central figure in the attack on the U.S. Counsulate in Benghazi was an eccentric, malcontent militia leader named Ahmed Abu Khattala. Khattala declared openly and often that he placed the United States not far behind Colonel Qaddafi on his list of infidel enemies. But he had no known affiliations with terrorist groups, and he had escaped scrutiny from the 20-person C.I.A. station in Benghazi that was set up to monitor the local situation. Khattala, who denies participating in the attack, was firmly embedded in the network of Benghazi militias but did not declare allegiance to any one rebel group. In 2014  the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence published a bipartisan report on the Benghazi attacks that concluded: “Individuals affiliated with terrorist groups, including AQIM [Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb],Ansar al-Sharia [Libya], AQAP [Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula], and the Mohammad Jamal Network, participated in the…

Ahmed Abu Khattala (Ansar a- Sharia Libya / ASL) -- INDIVIDUAL PROFILE is an active group formed c. 2012.
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