President Donald Trump just scored a major victory when U.S. officials announced that special operations forces have captured a key militant in the 2012 Benghazi attack on a U.S. consulate that left four Americans dead.
CBS News reported that the suspect has been identified as Mustafa al-Imam, who was captured in Libya and transported back to the U.S., where he is in the custody of the Department of Justice.
President Trump released a statement saying that al-Imam will face justice for his alleged role in the attack.
“To the families of these fallen heroes: I want you to know that your loved ones are not forgotten, and they will never be forgotten,” Trump said.
The Benghazi attack, which took place on September 11, 2012, killed Ambassador Chris Stevens, U.S. State Department computer expert Sean Smith and CIA contractors Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods. Stevens and Smith perished in the burning diplomatic outpost as American forces tried to rescue them, while Doherty and Woods died eight hours later in a mortar attack on a nearby CIA complex.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson released a statement saying that he was “deeply grateful” to the U.S. military and the intelligence community for capturing the militant.
“Department of State family continues to mourn” the four Americans killed in the attack and that officials “will spare no effort to ensure that justice is served,” Tillerson said. “I spoke with some of their family members to underscore the U.S. government’s unwavering support.”
Hillary Clinton will undoubtedly be panicking about this, as she wants everyone to forget that the Benghazi attack ever happened. As Secretary of State, Clinton ignored Stevens’ frequently pleas for help before the attack took place. She could have stopped the attack from taking place, yet she did nothing and let four Americans die on her watch.
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