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The UK raised its level in response to events in Iraq and Syria, where ISIS militants have seized a swath of territory. Ashleigh Banfield is in for Erin Burnett.
December 30th, 2013
09:17 PM ET

Report: Al Qaeda not behind Benghazi attack

More than a year after four Americans were killed in a terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, no one has been brought to justice.

Now a new investigation by the New York Times is raising even more questions.

According to the report, there is "no evidence that al Qaeda or other international terrorist groups had any role in the assault…" and it “…was fueled in large part by anger at an American-made video denigrating Islam."

This contradicts what many critics of the administration have been saying for months.

Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz is one of those critics.

Filed under: al Qaeda • Benghazi • International • Libya • News • Terrorism
October 14th, 2013
08:48 PM ET

Al Qaeda suspect Al Libi brought to New York

Abu Anas al Libi has arrived in New York. The alleged al Qaeda operative captured by the United States in Libya just over a week ago and held on a Navy ship for days of interrogation.

Alleged al Qaeda operative Al Libi taken to New York week after capture in Libya

Al Libi is accused of playing a role in the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania.

Susan Candiotti is OutFront with the latest.

Filed under: al Qaeda • International • Libya • News
October 9th, 2013
09:13 PM ET

U.S. still looking for Benghazi attackers

The U.S. military may have had plans to seize two high-profile al Qaeda targets, including the militia leader behind the attacks on the U.S. consulate that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens in Benghazi, but it didn't happen.

The raid in Tripoli that captured Abu Anas al Libi was supposed to remain secret for several days and now, a prime suspect, Ahmed Abu Khattala, may have gone into hiding.

OutFront: Nic Robertson is in Tripoli with the latest.

Filed under: Benghazi • Libya • News
October 7th, 2013
08:49 PM ET

U.S. captures high-level Al Qaeda operative in Libya

The U.S. launched two high-stakes raids this weekend on major terror suspects in Africa.

The first took place in Somalia, where the Navy's SEAL Team Six was forced to abandon its mission after becoming involved in a fire fight while trying to capture the leader of al Qaeda-linked Al-Shabaab.

Official: Navy SEAL team pulled out when it couldn't capture suspect alive

The second – executed in Libya, where an Army Delta force ambushed and captured an al Qaeda operative wanted in the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that killed 224 people.
National Security Correspondent Jim Sciutto is Outfront with the story of his capture.

Filed under: al Qaeda • Libya • News
Blast rocks Benghazi
September 11th, 2013
03:57 PM ET

Benghazi rocked by bomb on anniversary of U.S. Consulate attack

A car bomb exploded outside a Foreign Ministry building in the Libyan city of Benghazi Wednesday, state media said, on the anniversary of an assault on the U.S. Consulate there that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens.

The blast did not cause any casualties but blew away large parts of the building's facade, said Col. Abdullah Al Zaydi, spokesman for the Joint Security Task Force in Benghazi, according to Libya's state news agency, LANA.

Benghazi hit by blast on anniversary of U.S. Consulate attack

The blast comes on the anniversary of the attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, CNN’s Erin Burnett looked back at the night that took the lives of four Americans including Ambassador Chris Stevens in a CNN documentary, "The Truth About Benghazi". Burnett revisited the night of the attack, the U.S. military response, the latest on the investigation, and the political firestorm in Washington D.C.

Here are a few clips from the CNN documentary, "The Truth About Benghazi":

Benghazi timeline: "We are under attack"

Paying the political price for Benghazi

Political fallout from Benghazi attack

CNN returns to Benghazi

Military response to Benghazi Attacks

Benghazi suspect denies involvement

Expert: U.S. underestimated the threat

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Filed under: "The Truth about Benghazi" • Benghazi • Libya • News
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