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U.S. Consulate Attack in Benghazi, Libya

Escape Attempts

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Escape Attempts

Security agents tried several times to enter the burning buildings and find the ambassador and others. Overcome by smoke, they left in an armored vehicle, which was then attacked.


Terrorists burned down the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, killing four Americans, on Sept. 11, 2012. These new photos were released at a House hearing on the failed security there.

See highlights of the House hearing.

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