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October 24, 2012 12:56 am

Benghazi: White House Informed of Terror Claim Two Hours After Attack

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

Reuters – Officials at the White House and State Department were advised two hours after attackers assaulted the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11 that an Islamic militant group had claimed credit for the attack, official emails show.

The emails, obtained by Reuters from government sources not connected with U.S. spy agencies or the State Department and who requested anonymity, specifically mention that the Libyan group called Ansar al-Sharia had asserted responsibility for the attacks.

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