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I -- -- -- -- Fox News alert dramatic new details suggesting the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi.
May have been part of a broader campaign to drive the US out of eastern Libya.
More on that as we welcome you to a second hour this morning of America's -- round.
-- Martha MacCallum Bill Hemmer good morning -- -- on a Friday to military sources telling Fox News several western targets came under threat in the Ben Ghazi area.
Prior to the attack last month which could indicate.
A path because -- -- -- here live in Washington with more on this -- what else happened to lead authorities to think that it could be part of a larger pattern.
Martha back on June 6 three months before the attack that killed the masters Stevenson three other Americans someone planted an IED.
In the ledge of the perimeter wall at the US consulate in Ben Ghazi and military officials now tell us that attack.
Was designed to measure the security teams.
Response time another part of this pattern was another attack on another western target the British ambassador's convoy and after that convoy was hit with an RPG the British withdrew from the area there was also an attack.
On the international red cross and experts say the militants message to the west is get out.
I don't think they want the western influence there.
I think they say you're unwelcome go away.
And therefore when we go we -- when were unwelcome I think we can expect rough treatment.
And that rough treatment from the Libyan militants has been bolstered by a lot of weapons in Libya that have been easier to come by since Qaddafi fell including portable surface to air missiles.
It's Martha yeah Lotta speculation.
That that is exactly what those two former seals were looking for they're trying to round up.
Exactly those weapons so what is the latest on the hunt for these terrorists who carried out the deadly raid in -- see that.
-- -- -- Martha we know that there is a short list of possible commanders of the attack and the leader of ants are also -- and -- -- the 41 year old -- could -- is on it now witnesses reportedly say he was on the scene leading the assault but.
US Intel sources won't confirmed that.
At this point but the New York Times caught up with Abu could tell at a luxury hotel and Libya and he's says.
He was just trying to break up -- traffic jam near the consulate and that he was not participating in the raid but that the attack was tied.
To that anti Islamic video and that members of -- are all Sharia.
Our quote good people with good goals which are trying to implement Islamic law.
And sources say just because mr.
Mittal is with -- are also really does not mean al-Qaeda was not involved as well -- -- interest and we'll see you -- kinds Peter thank you very.
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