Libyan militant Mustafa al-Imam sentenced to 19 years for role in Benghazi attack - The Libyan Report

Libyan militant Mustafa al-Imam sentenced to 19 years for role in Benghazi attack

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