State Department Offers $10 Million for Benghazi Information

The burnt out U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. The burnt out U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Mohammad Hannon/AP

The State Department revealed that it is offering a $10 million reward for information leading to an arrest of those responsible for the 2012 Benghazi compound attacks.

The reward has actually been up for grabs since January, however officials apparently kept it under wraps for "security" reasons. In a statement to the AFP, a State Department spokesperson also cited "sensitivities surrounding the investigation" as a reason the reward wasn't announced sooner. It's offered as part of the "Rewards for Justice" program. 

So far, no one has been arrested for the attacks. The U.S. filed its first round of charges in August against Ahmed Khattalah, a Libyan militia leader long believed to bear some responsibility for the planning and execution of the attack on the diplomatic compound. The specific charges against Khattalah and an unspecified number of other suspects have not been disclosed.  FBI Director James Comey gave his first testimony as director on Thursday on the Benghazi investigation, referring to it as one of the agency's "highest priorities." Comey also assured Congress that the FBI "will never stop" investigating the case until those responsible are brought to justice. 

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