Suspect in 2012 Benghazi attack to appear Friday in U.S. court

Reuters News
Posted: Nov 03, 2017 2:35 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A man seized by U.S. forces in Libya and accused of involvement in an attack that killed the U.S. ambassador in Benghazi in 2012 will appear on Friday in federal court in Washington, the U.S. Attorney's office for the District of Columbia said.

Mustafa al-Imam, who arrived in Washington on Friday after being transported from Libya, will appear after 4 p.m. EDT/2000 GMT in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the

office said in a statement.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, military officials have told Reuters Imam was believed to be a Syrian national aged between 35 and 40.

(Reporting by Eric Walsh; Editing by David Alexander)