FBI releases photos of three men from Benghazi attack site

WASHINGTON Thu May 2, 2013 5:41pm EDT

1 of 7. A combination of surveillance photos released by the FBI on May 2, 2013 show three men who the agency is seeking information regarding the attack on the American diplomatic mission in Benghazi on September 11, 2012.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The FBI on Thursday released the photographs of three men it said were at the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, when it was attacked last September.

The FBI did not call the three men suspects in the attacks, saying only that they "may be able to provide information to help in the investigation."

"The FBI is now asking Libyans and people around the world for additional information related to the attacks," the U.S. investigative agency said in a statement with the photographs.

Four Americans including U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens died in the attacks on September 11, 2012, on a poorly guarded temporary U.S. diplomatic mission compound and a more fortified CIA compound nearby.

No individuals are known to have been charged in the attacks.

(Reporting by David Ingram; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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TheNewWorld wrote:
The Democrats don’t care. They are sure to tell us this anytime someone questions the government on Benghazi. So the FBI is wasting their time. The FBI could have saved themselves some time and deferred this to the CIA who was busy covering up exactly what they were doing there to start with.

May 02, 2013 5:26pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Xiggie wrote:
Sooo umm, you mentioned something about some pictures of 3 guys?

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AlkalineState wrote:
NewWorld, the question is not why the CIA was in Libya. That’s obvious. The question is… why was a diplomatic mission at a CIA field office, 400 miles from the embassy in Tripoli? Diplomats are barred under international law and local agreements from participating in espionage or covert operations. That question will not be answered because we were clearly doing some very illegal things, violating some very basic international trusts. Once you get caught spying with your embassies, you lose some leverage.

May 02, 2013 5:56pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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