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August 7th, 2013
09:55 AM ET

Sources: Several Charged in Connection with Benghazi Attack

Almost a year since the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, sources tell CNN federal authorities have filed the first criminal charges in connection with the attack.

And a prominent figure in Libya, Ahmed Abu Khattalah, is on the list.

“He completely denies any sort of direct involvement in the attack,” CNN’s Arwa Damon reports.

She say that no arrests have been made at this point.

“While the U.S., yes, has filed these charges, they do remain sealed,” Damon says.

“This does not necessarily mean that we're any closer to seeing justice and accountability at thing stage.”

Furthermore, she says that with “the security threat that exists in Benghazi, it’s incredibly unlikely that Libyan authorities have the capability, or the ability itself, to actually go after these people.”

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