Former Guantanamo Bay Detainee Abu Sufian bin Qumu Released in 2007 Implicated In the Benghazi Attack

Abu Sufian bin Qumu former Detainee released from Guantanamo Bay by George W Bush in 2007 implicated in the Benghazi attack that killed Ambassador Christopher Stephens and three other Americans.


Militiamen under the command of Abu Sufian bin Qumu, the leader of Ansar al-Sharia in the Libyan city of Darnah, participated in the attack that killed U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans, U.S. officials said.


In 2007, Qumu was released from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and sent to Libya, where he was detained. The Libyan government released him in 2008.


The State Department is expected to tie Qumu’s group to the Benghazi attack when it designates three branches of Ansar al-Sharia, in Darnah, Benghazi and Tunisia, as foreign terrorist organizations in the coming days.


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