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September 13, 2012 7:17 pm

Libyan Security Chief: Riots Were Cover for Jihadist Attack

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Armed man stands outside U.S. Consulate in Libya as it burns. Photo: Twitter.

Times of Israel/AP- BENGHAZI, Libya  — Heavily armed militants used a protest of an anti-Islam film as a cover in their deadly attack on the US Consulate, screaming “God is great!” as they scaled its outer walls and descended on the main building, a witness and a senior Libyan security official said Thursday.

The account, the most detailed yet of the rampage that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans, came as the Libyan government said four people suspected in the attacks had been arrested and more were being sought.

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