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State Dept reveals new details of Benghazi attack

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posted on Oct, 10 2012 @ 12:28 PM
This article has a "blow by blow" account of the attack on Stevens Compound. They actually saw the attackers coming and entered a secure safe room that the attackers could not get opened, so they literally smoked them out with diesel.

Its a pretty interesting read


The compound's agents were alerted by loud noises, gunfire and explosions near the front gate. A barracks near the entrance for the local militiamen was burned down. In the control center, agents watched on cameras as a large group of armed men flowed into the compound. They immediately sounded the alarm and made telephone calls to the embassy in Tripoli, officials in Washington, the Libyan authorities and the U.S. quick reaction force located at a second compound a little over a mile away. One agent, armed with a sidearm and an assault rifle, took Stevens and State Department computer specialist Sean Smith to a safe room inside one of the compound's two main residences - an area protected by a heavy metal grill and several locks and stocked with medical supplies and water. The other agents rushed to equip themselves with long guns, body armor, helmets and ammunition at other buildings. Two tried to make it to the building with Stevens but took fire and were forced to retreat. The attackers began to overrun the compound, the officials recounted. The intruders penetrated Stevens' building and tried to break the grill locks for the safe room but couldn't gain access. So they dumped cans of diesel fuel in the building, lit furniture on fire and set aflame part of the exterior of the building.

posted on Oct, 10 2012 @ 01:07 PM
reply to post by Juggernog

Pretty dramatic stuff, must have been a nightmare for the handful of guys on the ground fighting for their lives. It's always interesting ready blow by blow reports but understandably these are often very rare. I wonder how many enemy they were facing?

posted on Oct, 10 2012 @ 01:22 PM
reply to post by clintdelicious

I dont know but I think that I heard the day that it all went down, that there were 2-300 attackers.

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