September 20th, 2012
11:10 PM ET

Libya Prime Minister: Consulate attack not al Qaeda

Arwa Damon spoke to Libya's prime minister about the eight people in custody who are directly linked to the assault at the consulate in Benghazi. He says they are not members of al Qaeda, but are individual extremists loosely banded together.

The Prime Minister told her that the consulate attack was "pre-planned," which contradicts the U.S. statement on the assault. Elise Labott reports that U.S. officials say they didn't have "actionable intelligence" that the consulate or diplomats were targeted.

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  1. Angela

    Thank you for presenting more information about the terrorist attacks. Can you please investigate why the president is not more involved with this investigation and handing over to the FBI as this should not be under their umbrella.

    September 21, 2012 at 7:18 pm |