Trial opens of Ahmed Abu Khattala, alleged mastermind of Benghazi attack

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  • Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans died in 2012 attack
  • Defense says Abu Khattala, a ‘Libyan patriot’, did not participate

Prosecutors and defense lawyers have given starkly different portrayals of Ahmed Abu Khattala, the alleged mastermind of the 2012 attacks on US outposts in Benghazi, Libya, that killed ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.

Khatallah has been awaiting trial since 2014, when he was captured by a team of US military and FBI officials in Libya and transported on a 13-day journey to the United States aboard a navy vessel.

Related: US consulate attack in Benghazi: a challenge to official version of events

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