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President Obama lauded U.S. Special Operations forces Tuesday for the successful capture of a suspected ringleader of the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya.

Speaking at TechShop in Pittsburgh, Pa., Obama praised military personnel for “showing incredible courage and precision” in capturing Ahmed Abu Khattala, who is alleged to have been one of the masterminds behind the Benghazi attacks.

“He is now being transported back to the United States,” Obama said.

The president added, “It's important for us to send a message to the world that when Americans are attacked, no matter how long it takes, we will find those responsible, and we will bring them to justice. And that's a message I sent the day after it happened, and regardless of how long it takes, we will find you.”

Sean Sullivan contributed to this post