Benghazi Controversy

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.

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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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Petraeus believed terrorists behind Libya attack

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ex-CIA Director David Petraeus told lawmakers during private hearings Friday that he believed all along that the deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya was a terrorist strike, even though that wasn't how the Obama administration initially described it publicly.

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