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this morning, millions on the path of more severe storms. we have indra petersons live to show us the hardest hit. good morning, welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm christine romans. the wednesday, june 18th. it's 5:00 a.m. in the east. let's begin with the new developments overnight now the u.s. has captured the prime suspect in the benghazi attack in libya. cnn has learned that ahmed abu khattala is now being questioned. sources tell cnn he was lured to a location not far from benghazi and captured without a fight. now plans have come together to bring abu khattala to the u.s. in the death of christopher stevens and three other americans. let's get right now live to
tripoli. what are you learning about how he was captured and what happens next to him. >> reporter: christine, we're getting very little information. the details of how this capture actually went down. libyan government here, officials here in tripoli have not said a thing. no official comment yet from the libyans. but what we do know from the u.s. officials is for days before this operation took place, the u.s. special forces, that's the army's delta force, the fbi and intelligence agencies were closely watching ahmed abu khattala. they say also information from locals was helpful in the surveillance. now, as you mentioned earlier, he was lured to a location south of benghazi where he was grabbed. u.s. officials say not a single shot was fired. now, that's something i discussed yesterday with a former senior libyan intelligence official in benghazi who said he found it very strange that there was no
resistance. that was no firefight. he that ahmed abu khattala was a well-guarded man. as you may recall a year ago, cnn interviewing abu khattala. my colleague arwa damon did an interview. he did not seem to be hiding. he seemed to be out there in plane sight. but u.s. officials say since these interviews has gone into hiding. the main concern after the capture of talk mud abu khattala here in syria is if we will see any backlash by islamic groups that are really very active and powerful in this country. the last time the united states carried out a raid here, in tripoli, back in october. and captured a terror suspect suspected of being a member of al qaeda and responsible for
bombings, the target of the u.s. embassies of the 1990s in africa, we saw what was retaliation after a couple of days. here in the capital, they kidnapped the libyan prime minister for two days after what they said seemed to be the libyan government's cooperation with the u.s. so this is something to keep an eye on here. >> many people are asking why this didn't happen within the past year, if indeed he was sitting down for interviews, if he was known in the area, why now? >> well, the security situation in benghazi, christine, over the past couple years since that attack on the u.s. consulate, the security situation really deteriorated in benghazi, bombings, killings, kidnappings have become near daily in the city. now that violence, the government is really weak, they have been not been able to deal with it. and no group claimed responsibility for the violence.
but. benghazi residents, also libyan officials have blamed this violence on islamic groups like al sharia that they say ahmed abu khattala is a senior of. we've seen uprising and movements against jihadist groups in benghazi. we also saw last month, a retire libyan army general launched an air offensive against militias in the city. this is an ongoing offensive that is taking place, fighting, that really has left these ji d jihadist groups on the defensive in libya. one might see that possibly this has provided a better climate for the u.s. to conduct this operation at this time during this chaotic time in benghazi and really public opinion against these groups. >> jomana, thank you.
meanwhile, president obama called the capture of abu khattala a symbol of the courage of the joint military. this wondering if giving the alleged terrorist a criminal trial was the right thing to do. >> when americans are attacked, no matter how long it takes, we will find those responsible, and we will bring them to justice. >> the most valuable thing we can get from this terrorist is information about who else was involved in it. we'll be watching closely to see how much information they glean from him. and how they're handling it. >> hillary clinton was secretary of state when the embassy was attacked and has faced blistering criticism over why security forces weren't able to protect that facility in benghazi or protect the people inside. she told a cnn town hall there are still many questions about how this happened, but she doesn't expect answers to come
quickly. >> now that we have khattala in custody, hopefully, we will learn more, at least from his perspective. the reason it takes long is to put together cases, which is what the fbi and other law enforcement agencies were doing. they have to piece it together just as we started piecing it together on the night of the attack. we want to know who was behind it. what the motivation of the leaders. and the attackers happen to be. there are still still some unanswered questions. it was, after all, the fog of war. so i'm absolutely convinced that the united states and all of our various agencies with all of our professionals, including the congress, is, you know, piecing together the best information we can find. >> a house select committee is currently investigating the benghazi attacks and the allegations the administration tried to cover up what really happened there. now, in iraq, militants are
continuing their push to reach baghdad. right now, they're on the outskirts of baqubah, less than 40 miles to the capital. iraqi forces at least for now are said to be in control of that city. this as the administration debates how it wants to get involved. there are conflicting reports over whether the u.s. has ruled in or out air strikes right now. but an aircraft carrier and other ships are in the persian gulf and hundreds of ships are on stand by. today, president obama will discuss his options at a high-stakes meeting at 3:00 p.m. we're going to live to nic robertson live this morning. nic, we believe there's a lot of fighting in and around baqubah of this very sectarian nature. >> reporter: there has indeed. 44 inmates in the prison there were killed reportedly by their
guards. the shia police officers killing the sunni inmates at the prison because the isis rebels were trying to get to the prison to free them as they have in other places. that battle, as far as we understand, is continuing. the government initially said it was isis that killed these prisoners. getting timely and accurate information from the government is very difficult. the government tends to put a very pro-government and distorted message. we find at the end of the day, when the facts settle, a little bit, it's distorted. but the fighting there, the contest over baqubah is still under way. we've learned today there is fighting around beji. we knew that the fighters have taken control of most of the town in a ring of a very important oil refinery. now, they seem to be going back on a mopping exercise and breach the security of the oil
refinery. the this refinery is very important and produces 40. of the gas for cars for this country. the government is going to put a lot of pressure on them to retake it. and we've just heard from the iranian president saying he will stop at nothing to protect the shia religious shrines in this country which are in baghdad, south of baghdad, north of baghdad remember, hundreds of thousands of iranian pilgrims visit these very important religious shrines. but most people are reading this as essentially a are very strong-coated message that iran will contribute military boots on the ground here, john. >> just the sense of what iran plans to do if in fact they do plan to enter iraq. nic robertson. thanks very much. general motors ceo mary barra heads back to capitol hill, testifying in a house investigation the company's handling of an ignition switch defect now linked to at least 13
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team said that the army sergeant is sleeping and eat on a regular schedule. but most interestingly of all, they're saying bowe bergdahl is gradually being told about the media coverage not only surrounding his capture five years ago, but more importantlies, the details of his release which is very controversial around many circles in the united states. specifically, the criticism that came from his fellow soldiers that serveded with him in afghanistan. some of those soldiers have come out and called bowe bergdahl a deserter. he deliberately left his post in afghanistan before he was captured. and these medical experts say these are the kind of details that must be gradually reintroduced to help bowe bergdahl reacclimate and work his way back into society. but many more details than that are not being released at this point. as far as we know, bowe bergdahl still has not spoken by phone with his parents or seen them. and they say that say decision
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moving closer and closer to baghdad. this as president obama is set to meet with key congressional leaders to lay out what he thinks the u.s. should do next. we're live with the very latest developments. powerful barreling through the midwest, leaving behind a trail of destruction. this morning, we're live with the area's hardet hits. welcome back to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> and i'm john berman. the man called the master behind the diplomatic attack in benghazi is on a navy ship being questioned and being prepared to come to the united states. that's where ahmed abu khattala will face trial in a civilian court after the deaths of bam bass dror christopher steemps and others. it was months in the making and happened before a single bullet being fired. cnn's joe man that karadsheh is
live. walks through how this capture took play and what's happening to abu khattala right now. >> reporter: well, john, as we know from uggs officials he is on board a u.s. navy ship in the mediterranean. they have plans to take him back to the united states by ship, rather than flying him back, to give investigators more time to question him. now, how this went down, u.s. official, giving very little details. and the libyan government has not said a thing although we're hearing now that the libyan justice minister is expected to speak in about 2 1/2 hours. a press conference that is supposed to address the capture of ahmed abu khattala. what we know from u.s. officials about the capture, they say in the days leading up to the operation, u.s. special operations forces, the army's delta force, that is, the fbi and intelligence agencies were keeping close watch on abu khattala. they say that information from
locals was also helpful. now, he was lured, they say, to a location near benghazi, south of the city. where he was grabbed there. they say not a single shot was fired during this operation. that is something that really surprised a senior former libyan intelligence official in benghazi who i spoke to yesterday. he said, he found it very bizarre that there was no resistance. and no firefight. he said that abu khattala was a well-guarded man. now, last year, as you may recall, our colleague arwa damon sat down with ahmed abu khattala in benghazi for an interview. he was a free man wandering around benghazi. he did not seem to be hiding. but since then, u.s. officials say he had gone into hiding. one concern here in libya right now, are we going to see any sort of backlash by islamic groups, these jihadist groups that are powerful and active in
this country. eye any sort of retaliation against the u.s., western interests or the libyan government. >> fascinating as you say he's bean take back to the united states by vessel on that ship, rather than flying him. they want to get as many information from him as they can about what happened in benghazi in 2012. joe man that karadsheh in tripoli. >> great to have her there. the obama administration was criticized about the attack for not capturing him earlier. but the president is praising the operation to finally pick him up this as americans question what comes next. >> when americans are attacked, no matter how long it takes, we will find those responsible and we will bring them to justice. >> most valuable thing we can get from this terrorist is information about who else was involved in it. we'll be watching closely to see how much information they glean from him and how they're handling it. >> hillary clinton told a cnn
town hall she is pleased abu khattala is now in u.s. custody. but there's still lots of questions she says that need to be it answered of course, mrs. clinton was secretary of state when the u.s. embassy was attacked and there's a lot of anger from those who say enough was not done to protect the facility. and she said just what this suspect knows. >> now that we have khattala in custody. hopefully, we will learn more at least from his perspective. the reason it takes log is to put together cases which is what the fbi and other law enforcement agencies were doing. they have to piece it together, just as we started piecing it together on the night of the attack. we want to know who was behind it it. what the motivation of the leaders and the attackers happen to be. there are still some unanswered questions. it was, after all, the fog of war. but i'm absolutely convinced that the united states and all
of our various agencies, with all of our professionals, including the congress, is, you know, piecing together the best information we can find. >> this was truly a fascinating hour-long meet meeting with harrisburg hillary clinton and christiane amanpour. i encourage you to take a look at it online. a lot of fascinating stuff there. meanwhile, in benghazi, a house committee is investigating the attacks and what really happened there. and that investigation continues. in iraq this morning, it seems the militant advance on baghdad has hit a road block. iraqi forces are putting up a fierce fight near baqubah. so far, dozens dead but the city is still in iraqi control. this is all happening as the obama administration considers its options for getting involved. hundreds of troops are on standby. ships are standing ready in the persian gulf. and there are conflicting
reports, conflicting reports this morning, over whether the president might opt for air strikes. today, he'll talk this over with congressional leaders. cnn international correspondent nic robertson is live in baghdad. nic, we understand the fighters are trying to push forward again right now, tell us what's happening. >> reporter: yeah. there's two battling going on that we're aware of, one is in baiji. it's very hard to get accurate information. government-state run tv channel here, was saying that the government forces were in control of a number of suburbs of that town. they also blamed isis, the al qaeda splintser group you for killing 44 prisoners in a jail by either artillery shells or throwing hand grenades in there. but later -- later information we got revealed a different creature and revealed what was
being said on state-run tv to be untrue. what we learned later that prison guards shot and killed the inmates. these were shia prison guards, they were sunni inmates. they were shot at close range, according to hospital officials later. so that is how hard it is to get information here. that even what is broadcast on state television is hard to judge, for being true. what we have heard, from an official in the governor's office in baqubah, is that isis has made substantial gains there. this also coming at a time, when the main oil refinery in iraq is now under heavy attack from isis. that's a bit further distance from baghdad. it's a town that the fighters encircled last week. they took the town. they closed off around the oil refinery. and now they are attacking that refinery. it produces 40% of the gasoline
used by cars in this country. it fuels a generator for electricity, for a large part of the country. if it falls into rebel hands here, that will be a very difficult blow for the government here, christine. >> indeed, nic robertson, thanks, live for us in baghdad. we've been watching the oil prices very closely. very long term, iraq developing its oil production is seen as critical of the world oil supplies. oil prices have backed off from $107 a barrel. they're down there from earlier this week. but it's really important to watch how oil prices shape up. european stocks are up. futures are up. the dow rose for a third day yesterday. all eyes are on the federal reserve. the fed's going to release its policy statement today. and that's going to be really important for the direction of the market and the taper, the so-called taper, we've been watching. several retailers are making it easier to spot good deals
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>> announcer: this is "new day" with chris cuomo, kate bolduan and michaela pereira. good morning, welcome to "new day." it's wednesday, june 18th. 6:00 in the east. now, nearly two the alleged mastermind is in u.s. custody. we have new details this morning on where ahmed abu khatallah is being held and new allegations from the u.s. that he may have been planning more attacks. >> four americans, including ambassador chris stevens, died in the benghazi attack. it happened during hillary clinton's tenure as secretary of state, and during cnn's town hall with clinton last night, she spoke about the lingering controversy. >> there are answers, not all of them, not enough frankly. i'm still looking for answers because it was a confusing and difficult time, but i would hope that every american would understand, number one, why we were there, because we need to be