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U.S. troops capture a suspected Benghazi attack ringleader

A secret raid last weekend by U.S. troops snared one of the key suspects in the 2012 Benghazi, Libya, embassy attack, according to The Washington Post. Officials told the Post that Ahmed Abu Khattala was captured after months of coordinated planning between special ops forces and the FBI, adding that he is en route to the United States.

The Defense Department has since confirmed the capture, saying in a statement that Khattala is in "custody in a secure location outside of Libya," and that there "were no civilian casualties related to this operation."

The capture is a huge victory for the Obama administration, which has faced withering criticism from congressional Republicans for, until now, failing to apprehend anyone responsible for the attack.