Ansar al Sharia Tunisia, an extremist group headed by a UN-designated terrorist with longstanding ties to al Qaeda, has released a video of one of the key suspects in the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya. The video, which was released on the group’s Facebook page earlier this month, shows Ali Ani al Harzi being released from prison and greeted by his comrades.
The FBI questioned Harzi in December, after being denied access to him for months. But the FBI’s questioning lasted just three hours, according to press reports. Harzi’s lawyer told journalists that the FBI asked Harzi about not only the attack in Benghazi, but also the assault on the US Embassy in Tunis on Sept. 14, 2012.
Members of a Libyan militia named Ansar al Sharia reportedly took part in the attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi, while Ansar al Sharia Tunisia orchestrated the assault on the US Embassy in Tunis three days later.
Despite the US government’s keen interest in Harzi, a Tunisian court freed him from custody on Jan. 7.