11:00:25 / 10/2012

U.S. embassy in Benghazi after being attacked

Khandan - security sources said U.S. The new information about the attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, which led to the killing of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, indicate the presence of elements linked to al-Qaeda in Iraq as part of the attacking group, in the evolution comes after references to the involvement of al Qaeda's wing in North Africa as well.

The sources said the network (CNN) American, that suspicions were about "al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb," before highlighting new clues about the possible role of the Iraqi branch of the information refers to the increasing activities in Syria as well.

The new information obtained by (CNN) that "the consulate in Benghazi was attacked on two stages, and participated in the first wave of 35 to 40 people, including al-Qaeda elements in the two branches, the North African and Iraqi."

The first attack targeted the main consulate building, where Stevens and a number of employees, and the attack resulted in the death of the ambassador and three U.S. employees, while the other attack Vastahedv hours after a outbuildings consulate.

She (CNN) to "Al-Qaeda in Iraq had been hired for years fighters recruited in Libya to fight clashes with Iraqi troops with the U.S. Army during his stay in Iraq, and previously the U.S. ambassador late himself that pointed to the city of Derna Libyan in 2008, describing them as the primary source of foreign fighters in the ranks of al Qaeda. "