Latest on Deadly Attack in Libya
- Duration 2:23
- Date Sep 13, 2012
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Jennifer good morning to you I know you've been talking to a lot of people about this what have you learned.
Well essentially -- what I've learned is that there is no clear picture at this point in time about exactly what happened at the consulate in big Ghazi.
Intelligence analysts are scouring.
Information information they have both before the attack and as it was taking place because it is not clear.
Whether that was a serious protest outside the consulate.
Related to this anti Islamic video trailer.
It's looking more more like that.
May not have even occurred or if anything it was a very small protests and a cover for what seems to be a very coordinated attack with about -- armed militants storming the compound at a designated time with.
Rocket propelled grenades and other weapons this does not seem as though it is.
The related to the as the anti video protests that are happening across the region this seems like it was a September 11 attack.
By a militant group targeting the US consulate and -- and the ambassador -- that it yet I just -- ask -- one more question about the ambassador -- it appears he was based in -- And was visiting this site.
In bank -- do we know whether or not if this was it an intentional.
Terrorist attack and as -- Elaine brown worked for based on your reporting that he was the target of that attack.
There's no evidence of that right now but again they're looking into that what is interesting is that there was a an online message posted by Sean Smith.
One the IT specialist who was with the ambassador who was also killed in the attack.
And just before they were attacked there was an online message that suggested that the compound the photographs were being taken -- the compound.
And that they were concerned that they were under surveillance so there were some concerns that they were not safe.
There are also questions being asked today about what was the security at that compound the Marines were not supposed to be guarding -- they were guarding the embassy in Tripoli.
But what were the security arrangements because they certainly look light for a a place as volatile as -- gutsy guys you know there were some reports that there -- just for security cameras at that site.
In Ben -- and just four Libyan security guards on those details there are still coming and becoming more solidified him and thank you so much.