The September 11 attack in Libya that killed US Ambassador Chris Stevens
and three colleagues wasn’t coordinated in advance, according to
Matthew Olsen, director of the US National Counterterrorism Center.
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and Libyan officials differ publicly on whether the attack on the
American compound in Benghazi, Libya, was planned in advance by radical
Islamists or whether extremists took advantage of a peaceful protest to
attack the US consulate in the country’s second-largest city.
said the US is “looking at indications” that individuals involved in
the attack may have had connections to al-Qaida or its North African
affiliate, al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb.