Ahmed Abu Khattala is expected to be brought to Washington D.C. in the coming days for trial, where he could face the death penalty for his role in the killings of four Americans in the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi.
Witnesses describe him directing militants who stormed the consulate, but Khattala has largely been living in public in Libya since the attack. Questions are being asked about what his role was in the attack and why he wasn’t captured until now.
The New York Times’ Cairo bureau chief David Kirkpatrick interviewed Khattala in the days after the attack. He joins Here & Now’s Robin Young to discuss Khattala and the significance of his capture.
- Hear our 2012 interview with Kirkpatrick about interviewing Khattala
- Read Kirkpatrick’s latest piece on Ahmed Abu Khattala
- Read Kirkpatrick’s 2012 story on Khattala