The man the United States accused of masterminding the 2012 Benghazi attack has been acquitted of the most serious charges against him.

Ahmed Abu Khatallah was captured by American forces in 2014 and brought to the US to face trial.

After five days of deliberation, the jury found him guilty of conspiracy to provide material support and resources to terrorists resulting in death; using, carrying, brandishing and discharging a firearm; and maliciously destroying and injuring dwellings and property. But not guilty on four murder charges.

US Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed in the attack on the US Department of State and CIA buildings in Libya.

Al Jazeera’s Shihab Rattansi reports.

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