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Libyan Militia Leader Sentenced to 22 Years in Prison for Benghazi Attack

A Libyan militant was sentenced to 22 years in prison for his role in the 2012 Benghazi attacks that killed a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans. Ahmed Abu Khattala, 47, was convicted of conspiracy and providing material support to terrorists but was cleared of murder and attempted murder charges. “This case stands as an exemplar for the principle that a defendant accused of international terrorism can get a fair trial in the U.S. criminal justice system,” said Judge Christopher R. “Casey” Cooper. Federal prosecutors said Khattala helped plan the attack.