Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other American officials died as gunmen fired rocket-propelled grenades and set fire to the US compound in Benghazi.
It had been thought it was a spontaneous protest provoked by an American-made anti-Islam film being promoted on YouTube which is said to insult the Prophet Mohammed.
But a US counterterrorism official has said the Benghazi violence was "too coordinated or professional" to be spontaneous.
The Pentagon has announced it is moving two warships to the Libyan coast and a group of Marines has been dispatched to the Libyan capital Tripoli. Read More