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  • CIA official tells jury about day 'all hell broke loose' in Benghazi

    10/10/2017 11:12:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 10, 2017 | by Sarah N. Lynch
    A CIA operative told a jury on Tuesday about the terror he experienced in 2012 when militants attacked the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, and described how he recovered the body of U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens. The operative, who testified in what the judge described as “light disguise” under the pseudonym “Alexander Charles,” was the latest witness to appear in the trial of Ahmed Abu Khatallah, who is accused of orchestrating the Sept. 11, 2012, attack that killed Stevens and three other Americans. Charles said “all hell broke loose” shortly after he arrived at the CIA annex...
  • At Benghazi Trial, Harrowing Testimony and Clashing Views of a Defendant

    10/06/2017 8:49:43 AM PDT · by jaydubya2 · 15 replies
    NYT ^ | OCT. 2, 2017 | Charlie Savage
    It seemed clear that they were all about to die, Mr. Wickland testified Monday, the first day of the trial of Ahmed Abu Khattala, who is accused of helping orchestrate the attacks. Then the attackers left, but moments later, thick black smoke from a fire they had set started to pour in. Mr. Wickland told the others to follow him as they crawled to a bathroom window, but he lost them in the choking blackness. “To this day, I don’t even know where they went,” he said. “I was right next to them, and then that’s it.” Four Americans died...