Ansar al Sharia video features jihadist once thought to be US ally in Benghazi

Ansar al Sharia Libya, the jihadist group notorious for its role in the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, has released a 42-minute video highlighting its recent operations. The video, titled “Enter Upon Them By The Gate,” focuses on Ansar al Sharia’s opposition to General Khalifa Haftar’s forces. Haftar is a former Libyan general who has opposed the jihadists’ advances in eastern Libya.

In the video, Ansar al Sharia’s leaders again emphasize their goal of establishing Islamic governance inside Benghazi.

And the production also features Wissam Bin Hamid, a jihadist leader US officials once considered an ally in post-Muammar Qaddafi Libya.

Bin Hamid is shown twice in the video…