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  • US names militants involved in Benghazi attack

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration for the first time on Friday identified two militant groups in Libya, including one led by a former Guantanamo Bay detainee, as being allegedly involved in the attack in Benghazi that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.

  • A Libyan man watches a protest against the Tripoli-based militias and supporting the new national army and the police corps in the Libyan capital Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. Thousands of protesters have gathered in Libya's capital to call on unlawful armed groups to leave the city, a week after militiamen killed more than 40 people. The head of Tripoli's local council, Al-Sadat al-Badri, told the crowd on Friday that the city will remain on strike until the capital and its surroundings are free of militias. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)

    Libya losing its grip on security; civilians battling militants for control

    Libya's deteriorating security was evident Monday when troops and armed civilians in Benghazi clashed with members of a militant group blamed for the attack last year that killed four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador.

  • **FILE** Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. (Associated Press)

    Benghazi killers still on the lam after 9 months, may have sought to 'smoke out' CIA

    Washington is preoccupied with the political decisions surrounding last year's attack in Benghazi, but nine months later the who and why of the terrorist assault that left four Americans dead remains shrouded in mystery.

  • White House spokesman Jay Carney speaks during his daily news briefing at the White House in Washington on May, 10, 2013. (Associated Press)

    Carney faces torrent of questions on Benghazi

    Facing a fusillade of questions on the Obama administration's handling of the terrorist attack on a U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, last year, White House spokesman Jay Carney continued to assert that intelligence officials, not the White House or the State Department, scrubbed the official talking points about the assault.

  • ** FILE ** White House press secretary Jay Carney pauses as he speaks during his daily news briefing at the White House in Washington on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    White House struggles to respond to new Benghazi revelations

    The White House on Wednesday stood by its story that the Obama administration remained unsure exactly who was responsible for the attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi nearly five days after it occurred even though new revelations show Ansar al-Sharia's direct involvement.

  • President told within 72 hours Benghazi attack linked to al-Qaida extremists

    U.S. intelligence told President Barack Obama and senior administration officials within 72 hours of the Benghazi tragedy that the attack was likely carried out by local militia and other armed extremists sympathetic to al-Qaida in the region, officials directly familiar with the information told the Washington Guardian on Friday.

  • ** FILE ** A Libyan man investigates the inside of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi after the attack that killed Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012. (Associated Press)

    Pentagon quickly eyed al Qaeda despite White House claims

    The day after the terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, military intelligence was spreading the word inside the Pentagon that an al Qaeda-linked group was likely responsible.

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