This Article is From May 28, 2017

Libya Jihadist Group Ansar al-Sharia Says It Has Dissolved

Washington accuses the group of being behind the September 11, 2012 attack on the US consulate in Benghazi.

Libya Jihadist Group Ansar al-Sharia Says It Has Dissolved

Ansar al-Sharia is deemed a terrorist organisation by the UN and the US. (Representational image)

The Libyan terrorist group Ansar al-Sharia, which is linked to Al-Qaeda and deemed a terrorist organisation by the UN and the United States, announced its "dissolution" in a communique published online on Saturday.

Washington accuses the group of being behind the September 11, 2012 attack on the US consulate in Benghazi in which ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed.