Benghazi Suspect Khattala in Court

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The only person charged in the 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi will be back in court for a detention hearing in Washington Wednesday.

Federal prosecutors say Ahmed Abu Khattala planned to attack more American interests.
In a new court filing, prosecutors said Khattala’s hatred for the U.S. is motivated by his extremist ideology.

“There is no condition or combination of conditions that will reasonably assure the defendant’s appearance in court and assure the safety of any person and the community,” according to the government.

The filing also alleged how Khattala complained about the U.S. mission in Benghazi, his plans for more terrorist attacks, and his fear that America would retaliate against him.

“..The defendant has continued to make efforts to target American personnel and property since the attack and discuss with others his deadly and destructive intentions,” said the government.

Khattala is being prosecuted for the consulate attack in Libya that killed four Americans.

Prosecutors say Khattala was armed when special forces captured him in June.

He’s currently being held in a jail cell near Alexandria, Virginia.

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