Conflict & Justice

Suspects in Libya ambassador killings held in Turkey, reports say


An armed man waves his rifle after buildings and cars were set on fire inside the US Consulate compound in Benghazi late on Sept. 11.



Two suspects in the killings of Libya's US ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other officials have been detained in Turkey. 

According to Turkish broadcaster Kanal D, police stopped the two suspects, Tunisian citizens holding fake passports, at Istanbul's Atataurk airport, Reuters reported

The detainees were taken to an Istanbul police station for questioning, according to NPR's Istanbul correspondent Peter Kenyon, though no details about why the men are considered to be connected to the attacks were immediately released. 

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The suspects' detentions come just a couple days after FBI officials investigated the US Embassy in Benghazi that was attacked on September 11 in what US Intelligence Director James Clapper called a "deliberate, organized terrorist attack," CBS News reported

At a press conference Thursday, Attorney General Eric Holder was questioned over why it took investigators so long to get to Libya.

Holder said “all that we could do or have been doing” in the investigation is not restricted solely to Benghazi, and that he was “satisfied with the progress” of the inquiry, according to CBS. 

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