In the months leading up to his death, the Ambassador of the United States (U.S.) to Libya Chris Stevens, entered the target list of terror group al Qaeda.
CIA is investigating the report. However, according to the Director of the National Counterterrorism Center Matthew Olsen AS, Stevens, and two members of his security team were killed in the demonstrations.
“I would say, yes, they were killed in the terrorist attack on our embassy,” Olsen said at a hearing of the Senate Homeland Security, quoted by CNN, Thursday (09/20/2012).
U.S. ambassador to Libya and three embassy staff were killed after protesters stormed the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Tuesday (11/09/2012) night.
U.S. officials said the consulate in Libya shot at around 22:00 local time on Tuesday night, and the main house on fire immediately.
Three U.S. citizens were killed, including Sean Smith, an employee of the State Department, the White House called the attack as an attack on ‘complex’.
Libya and U.S. forces tried to retake the building several times, but only managed to Wednesday morning at 02.00 local time.
Smith was found dead inside the building. Meanwhile, according to some unconfirmed reports, including statements from officials on BBC Arabic, violence is likely already planned.
There are also reports that militia brigade known as Ansar al-Sharia involved, but the group has denied involvement, as reported by the BBC’s Rana Jawad in Tripoli.