On the night of September 11, 2012, a heavily armed group of between 125 and 150 gunmen attacked the American diplomatic mission at Benghazi, in Libya, killing U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and another diplomat. Several hours later in the early morning of the next day, a second assault targeted a nearby CIA annex in a different compound about one mile away, killing two embassy security personnel.

Beghazi, Libya

Ten others were injured in the attacks which were strongly condemned by the governments of Libya, the United States, and many other countries throughout the world. The controversy stems from possible coverup attempts by the Obama White House before a contentious election.

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton takes her seat on on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, prior to testifying befor…

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May 9, 2013 - Gregory Hicks said the US explanation that Benghazi was a spontaneous attack was "embarrassing"

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A smouldering copy of the green book written Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi after it was burned by residents of the north-central Libyan town of…

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