On Tuesday, the U.S. ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, and three embassy employees were killed during an armed attack on the consulate in Benghazi.
The research paper said that attacks on the consulate in Benghazi were accelerated in part by anger aroused a video made in the U.S. that denigrated Islam.
The attack on the U.S. consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi in 2012 that caused the death of the U.S. ambassador and three other citizens of this country had no connection with the terrorist group Al-Qaeda.
In an extensive investigation published Saturday on its website, The New York Times noted that the September 2012 attack that killed Christopher Stevens’s ambassador was led by fighters who benefited from the overthrow of leader Muammar Gaddafi.
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Keepers 2012 attack benefited both the offensive area conducted by the Organization North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) against Gaddafi in 2011, as the extensive logistical support offered to opponents of the Libyan leader.
Also, the research paper said that attacks the consulate in Benghazi were accelerated in part by anger aroused a video made in the U.S. that denigrated Islam, contrary to what some U.S. lawmakers say.
“Months of investigation by The New York Times, based on extensive interviews with Libyans in Benghazi who had knowledge of the attack and its context, not offered evidence that Al-Qaeda or other international terrorist groups had any role in the attack, “said daily.