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August 6th, 2013
04:24 PM ET

First criminal charges filed in Benghazi probe

Washington (CNN) - Federal agents and prosecutors investigating the attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi have filed charges against Ahmed Khattalah, leader of a Libyan militia that officials believe was involved in the assault, people briefed on the investigation said. The charges under seal are the first criminal counts to emerge from the probe.

CNN's Evan Perez reports in the video above, you can also read more of his reporting on the charges here.

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