Jury finds second Benghazi militant guilty in 2012 attack

A federal jury on Thursday found a second militant guilty in the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, The Washington Post reported.

Mustafa al-Imam, 47, was found guilty on one count of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists and one count of destroying government property.

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The jury was reportedly deadlocked on 15 other counts, including more serious charges such as murder and attempted murder.

U.S. District Judge Christopher R. “Casey” Cooper, an Obama appointee, directed the jurors to continue deliberating, according to the Post.

Four Americans, including Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, were killed in the terror attack.

Ahmed Abu Khattala, portrayed as the mastermind behind the operation, was sentenced to 22 years in prison in June 2018.

Charges against the Libyan militant included conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists.

Neither Abu Khattala nor al-Imam has been found directly responsible for the deaths of Stevens, State Department communications aide Sean Smith and CIA security contractors Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods.

Al-Imam was captured by U.S. Special Operations forces in Misurata, Libya, in October 2017.
 
Updated at 4:25 p.m.