Published: January 24, 2020
Mustafa al-Imam was said to have acted as the “eyes and ears” for Ahmed Abu Khattala, head of the militia that directed the siege AP
A Libyan militant has been sentenced to 19 years in prison for his role in the Benghazi attacks eight years ago that left four Americans dead.
Mustafa al-Imam, 47, was jailed yesterday in the United States after being convicted last year of conspiring to support the militia that launched the attack on the American diplomatic compound.
Al-Imam was captured by US troops in Libya in October 2017. The attack killed Chris Stevens, the US ambassador to Libya, along with Sean Smith, a communications specialist, and security officers Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods.
Mike Pompeo, the US secretary of state, said that the sentence “sends a strong message to those who would attempt to commit such a heinous crime”. Mr Pompeo added that the American victims… source