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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

White House told of militant claim two hours after Libya attack: emails | Reuters

The following excerpts are from Reuters:
  • (Reuters) - Officials at the White House and State Department were advised two hours after attackers assaulted the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11 that an Islamic militant group had claimed credit for the attack, official emails show.
  • The emails, obtained by Reuters from government sources not connected with U.S. spy agencies or the State Department and who requested anonymity, specifically mention that the Libyan group called Ansar al-Sharia had asserted responsibility for the attacks.
  • The brief emails also show how U.S. diplomats described the attack, even as it was still under way, to Washington.
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White House told of militant claim two hours after Libya attack: emails | Reuters

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