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.
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
Nearly a year after the attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, CNN’s Erin Burnett looks back at the night that took the lives of four Americans including Ambassador Chris Stevens. With special reports from CNN senior international correspondent Arwa Damon and chief national correspondent John King, Burnett revisits the night of the attack, the U.S. military response, the latest on the investigation, and the political firestorm in Washington D.C.
In the special, Arwa Damon returns to Benghazi and interviews one of the suspects in the attack – Ahmed Abu Khattala – who has yet to be interviewed by the U.S. government. Damon’s reporting has caused outrage among many GOP lawmakers who asked in a letter sent to FBI Director James Comey "How come the FBI isn't doing this and yet CNN is?"
In addition to Damon’s interview, Burnett speaks to the families of Tyrone Woods, Glen Doherty, Sean Smith and Ambassador Stevens.
Federal agents and prosecutors investigating the attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi have filed charges against Ahmed Khattalah, leader of a Libyan militia that officials believe was involved in the assault, people briefed on the investigation said.
The charges under seal are the first criminal counts to emerge from the probe.
CNN's Arwa Damon returned to Libya recently and spoke to Khattalah.
The Justice Department has filed its first criminal charges in the deadly attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi.
Federal authorities have charged several people, including militia leader Ahmed Abu Khattalah. It's important to note the suspects have been charged but they have not been arrested.
In fact, CNN's Arwa Damon sat down with Khattalah a few months ago and interviewed him about his potential involvement and he told CNN he had not even been questioned by the FBI.
CNN's justice reporter, Evan Perez broke this story and he is Outfront tonight.
“The truth about Benghazi: An Erin Burnett Outfront Special Investigation” will air on CNN Tuesday, August 6th at 10 pm ET and 7 pm PT.
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