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-- so intelligence sources are also telling Fox News that the ringleader of this attack was a former Guantanamo detainee.
He is living he is a Libyan released from -- five years ago he was transferred to Libyan custody on the condition that he would stay in jail obviously.
That did not happen -- If intelligence correspondent -- I was working this story now Katherine who is this man what are we learning now.
-- -- good morning this story first broken by bad -- there last night is a turning point because the administration's narrative they've been gone as he was not a premeditated terrorist attack.
Is now fraying at the edges a US intelligence source telling me last night.
No firm conclusions have been reached but it is clear from our conversations that Ku -- a former Guantanamo detainee.
A known extremist whose area of operation is eastern Libya is under the microscope and as we were first to report here at fox.
There was no significant or sizeable demonstration outside the consulate and 9:35 PM when the attack unfolded so in simple terms and there was no demonstration.
That's spun out of control with extremists hijacking the crowd and assaulting the consulate in two ways.
While US intelligence official left the door open to other al-Qaeda operatives.
Coup was seems to check all of the boxes he was a member of the LI -- the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group.
From its base in North Africa this group has trained fighters for Afghanistan Iraq and more recently the ally if she is suspected of sending fighters to Syria is welcome so.
They're blaming this film for some time and apparently that we'll go to the wayside housing administration now explain it.
The disconnect for the explanation.
Well -- the head of the National Counterterrorism Center confirmed at that open hearing.
That this was a terrorist attack.
The White House spokesman just two hours later seemed to struggle to explain why -- so called demonstrators brought RPG's.
And used mortars.
As I said last week as -- and our ambassador to the United Nations said on Sunday and as I said the other day.
Based on what we.
I know and now and knew at the time we have no evidence a pre planned or premeditated attack.
This however remains under investigation.
But there is video shot by the Reuters news service you see -- here that the united the attack in Ghazi -- describes the -- -- RPG's his ex rebels and there is no sign.
Have a significant demonstration at this time.
Before -- -- he was -- terrorism the US intelligence official told fox.
That everything is under investigation but they believe the tape.
And the demonstrations in Cairo may have been the catalyst for what happened in -- costs are more on this Catherine thank you Catherine -- working that story there in Washington.
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