September 12th, 2012
12:29 PM ET

New details on Benghazi attack

A senior U.S. official familiar with details of what occurred in Benghazi tells our Foreign Affairs Correspondent Jill Dougherty new details about what the source described as a complicated and complex situation.

The grenade attack created a fire in the building, leading people inside to fight the fire inside and the attackers outside, according to the senior U.S. official. Ambassador Chris Stevens and the others got separated trying to escape to the roof of the building, ultimately succumbing to smoke inhalation.

The source said there were several valiant attempts to re-enter the burning building to find and save the ones we lost – valiant but unsuccessful.

Filed under: Africa • Libya • Terrorism
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  1. OffTheWorldPolitics

    Those people that represented Americans and knowingly made a film that facilitated the deaths of these four Americans should be tried and expatriated. They knowingly aided a foreign group that is hostile to the U.S.(extremist terrorists) by proving material support (the movie) to help them recruit new members. They knowingly incited violence that lead to the deaths of these four Americans. I wonder who bank rolled these idiots into doing this, and why they chose now (so close to the election) to do it??

    September 12, 2012 at 5:37 pm | Reply

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