CNN-Benghazi Suspect Detained in Libya
A man suspected of involvement in the September attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi is being held in Libya, according to two sources who have spoken with CNN.
Both sources confirmed the man’s name as Faraj al-Shibli (also spelled Chalabi). One of the sources, who has been briefed on the arrest by Western intelligence officials, said al-Shibli was detained within the past two days and had recently returned from a trip to Pakistan.
It is unclear exactly what his role might have been or whether he was actually present at the U.S. compound at the time of the attack. It’s also unclear whether his detention is likely to lead to charges in connection with the assault on the compound, which resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens.
Both the FBI and the Department of Justice refused to comment on the reports of al-Shibli’s detention.