June 24, 2015 | Quote

Benghazi Terror Suspect Turned ISIS Operative Killed By US Airstrike

A Benghazi terror suspect and Islamic State operative was killed by a U.S. airstrike in Mosul June 15, according to the Pentagon.

Ali Awni al-Harzi was a key battlefield commander for the Islamic State, reports ABC News. The Tunisian national helped foreigner fighters join the terror group, moving them across the Turkish border into Syria.


A month later, Harzi was arrested in Turkey and deported to Tunisia, where he was questioned by the FBI, reports The Long War Journal. After his release in January of 2013, then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Tunisian officials “had ‘assured’ the United States that Harzi was ‘under the monitoring of the court,'” reports Thomas Joscelyn.


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