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Thank you let's get more now about what happened on the ground.
In Libya and Egypt and what may be next national security correspondent Jennifer Griffin has that part of the story from the Pentagon.
At that time of the attack the US military did not have any personnel -- being Ghazi.
Marines were not tasked with guarding the US consulate headquartered in a residential compound an annex.
And in term facility used since the start of the Libyan revolution.
The attackers began shooting at the main building and then set fire to it.
Ambassador Chris Stevens Sean Smith and one regional security officer were inside.
They got separated Smith died of smoke inhalation the security officer made it out and then return to find the ambassador.
At that point the -- was attacked.
Had three more embassy personnel were wounded.
A gun battle lasted for the next two hours the attack appeared to have been planned online conversations indicate that Smith.
An information technology specialist reportedly expressed concern that the compound was under surveillance.
Could be attacked.
The Pentagon sent a team up about fifty Marines from a naval base in Rota Spain to provide additional security they will remain in Tripoli the capital.
The air force help fly ambassador Chris Stevens and the others who were killed and wounded to Europe and onto the US.
When President Obama spoke to State Department personnel today all of whom -- Stevens there were audible sobs.
A rising star in the foreign service Stephens was from northern California.
After college he volunteered for the peace corps and spent two years in Morocco teaching English he fell in love with this volatile region.
In the early days of the Libyan revolution.
I ask Chris to be an hour.
To the rebel opposition.
He arrived on a cargo ship in the -- -- Ben -- And began building our relationships.
With Libya's revolutionaries.
He risked his life to stop the tyrants.
Then gave his life trying to help build a better Libya.
Costello -- my name is Chris Stevens and I'm the new US ambassador to.
The Libyan ambassador to the US reacted to the news it's as good as most -- lose for us it is that we lose him before -- Americans.
That he's well that I demand for -- -- position for that I taught him.
Elsewhere in the region Palestinian protesters in the Gaza Strip -- US flags and shouted death to America.
Response to a fifteen minute excerpt.
-- an anti Islam film posted on YouTube that led to the protest outside the embassy in Cairo yesterday.
And the alleged protest before the attack and -- -- let me be clear.
There is no justification.
Not -- And now we're getting initial reports from Cairo Egypt that more violence is occurring outside the embassy.
Tweets from US embassy officials suggest there is at least one civilian injured with the head wouldn't.
Muslim Brotherhood is calling for mass protests Friday -- Jennifer Griffin -- pentagon Jennifer thank you now to the politics.
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