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Friday, August 29, 2014

Bloodshed In Benghazi

Published 12 September 2012

The U.S. ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, is among four State Department officials killed in an attack on a U.S. consulate in Benghazi, in eastern Libya, on September 11. Armed men attacked the consulate, setting it ablaze and burning it down. The violence was an angry response to a film produced privately in the United States titled "Innocence of Muslims." In neighboring Egypt, hundreds of demonstrators marched on the U.S. Embassy in Cairo to protest the film -- saying it insults the Prophet Muhammad.


Vehicles are engulfed in flames after they were set on fire inside the U.S. Consulate compound.


A gunman reacts as the U.S. Consulate compound in Benghazi burns behind him.


A car burns inside the U.S. Consulate compound.


A vehicle and surrounding buildings burn after they were set on fire at the U.S. Consulate compound.


Libya's National Transitional Council chairman Mustafa Abdel Jalil (right) meets with U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens (left) in Tripoli on June 7. Stevens was killed in the violence.


The U.S. Consulate in Benghazi burns.


A burned-out vehicle smolders inside the U.S. Consulate compound.


A burned house and car are seen inside the U.S. Consulate compound.


A man stands inside the U.S. Consulate, which was attacked and set on fire by gunmen.

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