The attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi came in two waves on the night of 9-11.
Four Americans were murdered in a coordinated attack by reportedly 400 Islamists.
It was a highly coordinated attack.
The bloodstained walls reveal that the US officials were dragged to their death.
There will be blood: A Libyan man explains that the bloodstains on the column are from one the American staff members who grabbed the edge of the column while he was evacuated, after an attack that killed four Americans on September 11tt. (Daily Mail)
The Obama State Department had credible information 48 hours before the deadly attack.
Grim scene: Bloodstains at the main gate believed to be from one of the American staff members of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. (Daily Mail)
Dramatic images of bloody hand prints and destroyed buildings capture the horror of the 9-11 attack in Benghazi.
The Daily Mail reported:
In the wake of the deadly U.S. consulate attack in Libya’s second-largest city, disturbing images have emerged of the embassy, which is now little more than bloodied rubble that has been looted, torched, and trampled upon.
These images are only part of the story, as it has been revealed today that a major security breach could have been the reason that American Ambassador Christopher Stevens, along with three other Americans, were killed in Tuesday’s attack.
Reports have also circulated that the attack in Benghazi was an inside job and that the U.S. Department of State knew of the attack up to 48 hours ahead of time, yet chose to do nothing.
Adding to the chaos, sensitive documents have apparently gone missing from the embassy following the attack, potentially putting many in danger.
The embassy, located in Libya’s second-largest city, was an easy target as it had not been equipped to withstand a riot, and as such, did not have bullet-proof glass or reinforced doors, reports said.
The Independent, citing diplomatic sources, has exclusively reported that the U.S. State Department had known up to 48 hours ahead of the attacks that the compounds in Benghazi and Cairo were potential targets. However, none of the diplomats in either city were given warning to go on lock-down, the paper reported.
Documents containing delicate information have been lost in the attack, the paper reported. These documents are believed to contain the names of Libyans who are also working for Americans, as well as information on oil contracts.
It is also believed that the attacks could be retribution for a drone strike which killed a top al-Qaeda official in Pakistan, who was said to be Libyan.
A spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State told MailOnline: ‘We have nothing further on the situation except what was spoken about with two state department officials at a press conference earlier today.’
Inhospitable: A Libyan man walks in the rubble of the damaged building after a crowd of hundreds attacked the consulate Tuesday evening, many of them firing machine-guns and rocket-propelled grenades. (Daily Mail)
Islamists dragged the dead body of US Ambassador Christopher Stevens from the consulate after his murder.
The radical Islamists attacked the embassy with rocket propelled grenades and machine gun fire.
The ambassador’s body was missing for five hours after the attack.