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The U.S. consulate in Benghazi is seen in flames on Sept. 11, 2012. (ESAM OMRAN AL-FETORI/REUTERS)
The U.S. consulate in Benghazi is seen in flames on Sept. 11, 2012. (ESAM OMRAN AL-FETORI/REUTERS)

Libya condemns U.S. capture of Benghazi suspect, wants him tried there Add to ...

Libyan government officials on Wednesday condemned a U.S. operation to arrest a man suspected of masterminding a deadly raid on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, describing the detention as an attack on their country’s sovereignty.

Justice Minister Saleh al-Marghani said the suspect Ahmed Abu Khatalla should be returned to Libya and tried there, in the first official reaction from Tripoli.

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