Sunday, January 12, 2014

U.S. State Department Designates Two Terror Groups Involved In The Deadly 2012 Attack On The U.S. Consulate In Benghazi

Photo by Esam Al-Fetori/Reuters, via Landov

US Says Libyan Militant Groups Behind Benghazi Attack -- Voice of America

The United States has designated two militant groups in Libya as terrorist organizations, and says they were involved in the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.

The groups are both named Ansar al-Sharia - one in Benghazi and the other in the city of Darnah. The State Department declared the leaders of each group to be global terrorists.

The September 11, 2012 attack in Benghazi killed U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and three other Americans. U.S. officials say the two groups have also been involved in terrorist attacks against civilians, as well as assassinations and attempted assassinations of security officials and political figures in eastern Libya.

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More News On The U.S. State Department Designating Two Terror Groups Involved In The Deadly 2012 Attack On The U.S. Consulate In Benghazi

U.S. terror designation of 3 Ansar al Shariah branches skirts some key questions -- Miami Herald/McClatchy News
US names militants involved in Benghazi attack -- AP
US names groups suspected of Benghazi attack -- Al Jazeera
US blacklists militant groups blamed for Libya attack -- Gulf News/AFP
State Department says two Libyan terror groups were involved in Benghazi raid -- NBC News
Benghazi attackers listed as terrorist entities by Washington -- UPI
State Department names groups behind Benghazi strike -- FOX News
US adds two Libya groups to 'terrorist' list, citing roles in Benghazi attacks -- Christian Science Monitor

Update: State Dept. Offers $10 Million Reward to Find Benghazi Terrorists -- Weekly Standard

My Comment: So much for the story line that it was a YouTube video that provoked a spontaneous attack on these U.S. diplomatic sites.

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