Former Guantanamo Detainee to Be Designated "Foreign Terrorist Entity" Over Benghazi Attack Along With Ansar al-Sharia, His Group

State Dept expected to announce; already downplaying link to "core" Al Qaeda


The State Department is on the cusp of publicly designating a former Guantanamo detainee, Sufian bin Qumu, and his group, Ansar Al-Sharia, as "foreign terrorist entities"over his alleged role in the Benghazi terror attack, Fox News has learned.

The designation, which restricts travel and allows the U.S. government to freeze financial assets, is expected to include three branches of Ansar Al-Sharia in Libya. The group's name means "supporters of Islamic law."