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Clinton Emails | The former State Secretary’s team describe Libyan Islamist as “our boy”

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

WASHINGTON – The U.S. State Department released on Sunday a number of classified emails of the former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, after the current State Secretary Mike Pompeo announced the decision on Friday.

In a 2012 email, Clinton’s advisor Jacob Sullivan discusses a confusion over the identity of infamous Libyan Islamist Abdul Hakim Bel-Haj, whom Sullivan describes as “our boy”.

“I have been reading this over and over and it just seemed a bit odd to me. I finally figured out that I think the source has somehow confused two Bel-Hajs: One is our boy who accused us and the Brits of rendition-Abdul Hakim Bel-Haj and a second one is Larnin Bel Haj, an Islamist leader who I believe had previously I believe somehow been involved In Sudan but was now back in his native Ubya.”

“The latter is the head of the JCP and MB. The former is of the former LIFG and now the Libyan Islamist Movement for Change and the premier Western Brigade commander whose group had control over Matega Airport for several months after October 23 and who tried to make himself the Supreme Military Council Commander of Tripoli before the TNC leadership stepped in several months ago. Let me try to untangle this and see if any of it jibes with the reality we are seeing,” reads the email.

Clinton, who held the post from 2008 until 2014, faced controversy over using a private email server for official public communications in the wake of the investigation over the 2012 Benghazi attack.

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