Ahmed Abu Khattala
Benghazi attack leader
Ahmed Abu Khattala is a suspected leader of the Benghazi attack on the US Embassy compound in Libya in 2012 that killed four Americans including the American Ambassador to Libya. He has been commander of Ansar al-Sharia militia in Libya. He was probably born in 1971. He spent most of his adult life imprisoned by Muammar Gaddafi at the Abu Salim prison in Tripoli for his Islamist views. In mid-June 2014 U.S. Special Forces captured him in a secret raid. He went to trial in October 2017 and was sentenced in June 2018. He is serving 22 years in prison for terrorism related charges.