(WND) -- NEW YORK – An Egyptian terrorist who was suspected of participating in the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya, was trained in the United States, according to an Egyptian investigation.
The probe being conducted by the Supreme State Security Prosecution in Egypt has named Tarek Taha Abu Al-Azm as the terrorist operative in the Jamal network responsible for directing from Egypt the Benghazi attack.
Al-Azm, a former major in the Egyptian armed forces who reached the rank of captain and was put in charge of an air base for the Egyptian Air Force, traveled to the U.S. for military training after graduating from the Egyptian military academy as a member of the Egyptian Armed Forces Officers, according to reports published in the Egyptian newspaper Al-Watan and on the pro-Jihadi website Arabian Sword.
Explaining Al-Azm’s role in the Benghazi attack, Shoebat said he would be akin to Mohamed Atta, the cell ringleader in the 9/11 attack, and Al-Kashif would be like one of the terrorist pilots.
Multiple Arabic-language sources in the Middle East document that Al-Azm learned how to fly fighter jets through training in the U.S. from the U.S. Air Force.
According to the Jihadi website Muslim.org, an article by the Al Bayan Media Foundation included excerpts from a police interview with Al-Azm after his cell in Nasr City, a district of Cairo, was broken up earlier this year: “Al-Azm stated that he was an air force pilot and was sent to America by the Egyptian Air Force to get military training.”
According to the notes of his police interrogation, as reported by Al-Watan, Al-Azm said the following regarding Americans: “America tried to impress us but I was not impressed. They have administrative capacity only and do not understand things. They are easy to know.” Continue reading via WND...