Abu Khattala was an unlikely leader before Benghazi attacks — and a loner afterward

By Erin Cunningham, Nizar Sarieldin, David A. Fahrenthold, June 18, 2014

TRIPOLI, Libya — Ahmed Abu Khattala — the Islamist militant U.S. forces captured in Libya over the weekend — did not seem to have the personality for leadership. He was a standoffish oddball, the son of a government employee, who had spent more than a decade in the brutal prisons of ruler Moammar Gaddafi.

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