US investigates if fatal Libya attack was planned - Newstalk

US investigates if fatal Libya attack was planned

US investigates if fatal Libya attack was planned
Author image
Newstalk
09:19 Thursday 13 September 2012

The US is investigating whether an attack on a consulate building in Libya which left its ambassador dead was planned.

Officials suspect those behind it may have used protests over an inflammatory film as a pretext for gun and grenade attacks in Benghazi.

2 American naval destroyers have now been dispatched to waters off Libya.

A 50-strong counter-terrorism team of Marines has been deployed to strengthen security at their embassy in Tripoli.

Yesterday the US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton says she had spoken with Libyan leaders to help protect Americans working in Libya.

“I called Libyan President Magariaf to coordinateadditional support to protect Americans in Libya” she said.

“President Magariaf expressed his condemnation and condolences and pledged his government’s full cooperation”.

“In light of the events…the United States government is working with partner countries around the world to protect our personnel, our missions, and American citizens worldwide” she added.

Mrs. Clinton also condemned the attacks which happened on the anniversary of 9/11.

While US President Barack Obama has promised to bring the killers to justice.

Related stories

US ambassador among the dead after Libya attack

American official killed in Libya during protests

Obama promises justice for killers of US Ambassador in Libya

comments powered by Disqus
  • newstalk.com image

    Irish people have topped a new poll - you'll never guess for...

    newstalk.com image

    McGregor explains absence from RTE awards night

    newstalk.com image

    Lingerie billboards to be removed after proving too distracting

    newstalk.com image

    TDs and Senators back petition for referendum on water services bill

    newstalk.com image

    VIDEO: Who did a Usain Bolt to win the Off The Ball Goal Mile?

    newstalk.com image

    Irish growth to be strongest in Europe for 2014, says IBEC

    newstalk.com image

    Gardai appeal for help finding missing Kerry children who travelled...

    newstalk.com image

    Northern Ireland talks to end today with or without agreement

    newstalk.com image

    Government target to open up 260 beds for the homeless before...

    newstalk.com image

    Six dead as bin lorry crashes into pedestrians in Glasgow city...

  • newstalk.com image

    VIDEO: Neymar has just scored an incredible goal

    newstalk.com image

    Terry and Fabregas lead Chelsea to win at Stoke

    newstalk.com image

    Ex-footballer Clark Carlisle fighting for life after being hit by...

    newstalk.com image

    What were the punditry moments of the year?

    newstalk.com image

    'I would be a little bit worried even if he gets the...

    newstalk.com image

    LIVE BLOG: Stoke v Chelsea

    newstalk.com image

    'It's a decent system but you need the personnel'

    newstalk.com image

    Mark McHugh back in the Donegal panel

    newstalk.com image

    GAA to trial new hurling penalty method

    newstalk.com image

    Blackpool chairman apologises for abusive text messages