US prepares to strike Libyan militia suspected in Benghazi attack

Islamists hold weapons as hundreds of heavily armed Libyans from a “Pro Sharia” group demonstrate.(AFP Photo / Abdullah Doma)

The US military and intelligence agencies are preparing to capture and kill militants involved in the attack on the US consulate in Libya, despite the Libyan government’s demand that no foreigners will fight on their country’s land.

The top-secret Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) is currently gathering information on the attack that killed a US ambassador and three other Americans, planning to launch drone strikes or raids against the suspects, the New York Times reportes.

“They are putting together information on where these individuals live, who their family members and their associates are, and their entire pattern of life,” an unnamed American official told the news organization. Continue reading