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Senator Reed reacts to suspect capture in Benghazi attack

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Two years after the attack on the UU.S.Consulate in Libya that killed four Americans, the man believed to be the mastermind behind the act of terror, is in U.S. custody.

Ahmed Abu Khattala was captured Sunday, traveling in a vehicle near Benghazi. The vehicle was swarmed by special forces. He was taken without any shots fired.

Senator Jack Reed speaking to ABC 6 news after the announcement Tuesday Morning of Khattala's capture.

"It was a complex operation, but as we demonstrated so many times before, the special operation forces of the United States are superbly trained and qualified to do this," said Senator Reed. 

"It was a long process. First, the intelligence agencies had to develop locations and leads," he explained. 

The attack claimed the life of U.S Ambassador CU.S.s Stevens,

and three other Americans. Including former navy seal Glen Doherty, a native of Winchester, Massachusetts.

"This sends a very clear message that we are engaged we will go after these terrorists," Reed said. 

Rhode Island Congressional candidate Matt Fecteau is a retired army captain who served 2 and a half years in Iraq. He says he led operations similar to this one.

"It takes a lot of time, a lot of coordination, and we want to make sure the intelligence is accurate before we make a move," Fecteau said. 

In a statement, President Obama said:

"With this operation, we have once again demonstrated that we will do whatever it takes to see that justice is done when people harm Americans."

Senator Reed says everyone involved will be brought to justice.

"We're pursuing all of them and will continue to pursue this group of individuals," he said. 

The suspect is on board a U.S Navy ship in the Mediterranean Sea beiU.S.questioned by a special team of U.S. interrogators.

He'll eventually be tried in Federal Court in Washington D.C.

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