Freed Tunisian still a Benghazi suspect
January 8th, 2013
03:09 PM ET

Freed Tunisian still a Benghazi suspect

By Susan Candiotti

The  Tunisian man  held in connection with the Benghazi diplomatic mission attack remains a suspect despite being freed from detention in Tunis, according to a U.S. law enforcement official with direct knowledge of the Libya investigation.

The fact that he's been freed from detention 'doesn't mean he's any less a suspect," the official said.

The source added that Ali Harzi does not appear on the security video recovered from the  Benghazi compound.

Investigators have identified at least 15 individuals that  "we're taking a serious look at," the official told CNN, explaining that some of those being scrutinized were identified on the compound video but others were not present at the scene.

The source said that ultimately, "people will be indicted [in connection with the consulate attack]; we will get indictments but it's not possible to put a timetable on it."

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soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. wjmccartan

    Sounds like a fishing expediion.

    January 9, 2013 at 1:52 pm | Reply
  2. Carlson

    I see that the Tunisians did the right thing here and not prosecute this man for want of evidence. Sometimes these people are innocent!

    January 8, 2013 at 7:57 pm | Reply
  3. Greg

    How does this not make CNN's main page

    January 8, 2013 at 4:10 pm | Reply
    • Observer

      Probably because it's of minor importance.

      January 8, 2013 at 4:12 pm | Reply
    • The Shadow Knows

      Hey Greg, clicked on full story and it is on the main page. Just a heads up.

      January 8, 2013 at 4:48 pm | Reply
    • Observer

      I stand corrected.

      January 8, 2013 at 4:51 pm | Reply
    • U.S.M.C. 1371

      You know why.......

      January 8, 2013 at 8:24 pm | Reply

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