It’s a Protest… US Airstrikes Kill ISIS Leader Involved in Benghazi Terrorist Attack
But weren’t we told it was a spontaneous protest?
A US airstrike killed an ISIS leader who was involved in the Benghazi terrorist attack on September 11, 2012.
Ambassador Chris Stevens was killed in the attack.
IBN Live reported:
A US airstrike in northern Iraq has killed an Islamic State operative who was a person of interest in the 2012 Benghazi attack, the Pentagon has said.
Pentagon spokesman Colonel Steve Warren said, on Monday, Tariq bin al-Tahar bin al-Falih al-‘Awni al-Harzi of Tunisia was killed in Mosul on June 15.
The US Treasury and the State Department had designated him as a terrorist operating for or on behalf of IS.
“His death degrades ISIL’s ability to integrate North African jihadists into the Syrian and Iraqi fight and removes a jihadist with long ties to international terrorism,” Warren said.
Harzi was considered a person of interest in the terrorist attack on the US mission in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on September 11, 2012, that killed the American ambassador and three other Americans.
The fighter was also said to operate closely with IS-affiliated terrorists throughout North Africa and the Middle East. In its terrorist designation in September, the US Treasury described Harzi as a “high-profile” member of the self-proclaimed Islamic State that has seized large swathes of Iraq and Syria.
It said he raised funds for the group, as well as recruited and facilitated the travel of IS fighters since 2013.