US air strike kills jihadi linked to murder of US ambassador in Benghazi

A US air strike in the ISIS-ruled Iraqi town of Mosul has killed an Islamic State operative and suspected accessory in the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, that killed US Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. The attack was reported by the Pentagon Monday. US officials believed that Ali Awni al-Harzi acted as an intermediary for jihadist groups across the Middle East and North Africa. “His death degrades ISIL’s ability to integrate North African jihadists into the Syrian and Iraqi fight, and removes a jihadist with long ties to international terrorism,” the Pentagon spokesman said.

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