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2012 Benghazi Attack

Libyans protest armed militias

21 Sep, 2012

About 30,000 Libyans marched through Benghazi calling for the support of the rule of law and for an end to armed militias. Carrying signs with slogans such as “We Want Justice For Chris” and “Libya Lost a Friend,” the protesters stormed several militia headquarters, including that of Ansar al-Sharia, an Islamist militia who some allege played a role in the attack on U.S. diplomatic personnel on September 11.1

Clinton says “what happened in Benghazi was a terrorist attack,” highest official until then to say so.

  1. BBC – Libya: Islamist militia bases stormed in Benghazi