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Capture of Benghazi suspect thrusts
U.S. special operations in Africa
into spotlight again

Washington Post, by Dan Lemothe

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Posted By:JoniTx, 6/17/2014 11:33:24 AM

The capture of the alleged ringleader of the terrorist attacks in Benghazi over the weekend thrusts the growing role of U.S. Special Operations Command in Africa into the spotlight again, just as the ongoing crisis in Iraq and the end of U.S. combat operations in Afghanistan are looming. The Washington Post’s Karen DeYoung, Adam Goldman and Julie Tate reported Tuesday that U.S. special operators captured Ahmed Abu Khattala in a secret raid Saturday. He was designated a terrorist in January, with the State Department calling him a “senior leader” of the militant organization Ansar al-Sharia. The group was designated a

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: trapper, 6/17/2014 12:52:07 PM     (No. 9889567)

Let me guess: they found him sipping pina coladas by the pool at the Hyatt?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Jeninmo, 6/17/2014 12:54:46 PM     (No. 9889577)

How soon before the Special Ops Guys names, are ACCIDENTALLY released?

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