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Published:June 23rd, 2015 13:47 EST
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U.S. Airstrike Kills Person of Interest in Benghazi Attack

By SOP newswire3


DoD News, Defense Media Activity

A June 15 U.S. airstrike in Mosul, Iraq, killed a known Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant operative and organizational intermediary who was a person of interest in the Sept. 11, 2012, attack against U.S. personnel in Benghazi, Libya, Pentagon officials announced today.

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Ali Awni al-Harzi operated closely with multiple ISIL-associated extremists throughout North Africa and the Middle East, officials said.

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," officials said in a statement announcing that Harzi was killed in the airstrike.

http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=129101

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