US captures Benghazi suspect

Published On: Sep 13 2012 10:38:59 AM CDT   Updated On: Jun 17 2014 01:35:50 PM CDT

U.S. forces have captured a suspect in the September 2012 attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya. Take a look back at the attack and the political aftermath.

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But on Sept. 19, 2012, an Obama administration official described the incident as a "terrorist attack." The following day, after days of repeating that the video mocking Islam caused the attack, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said: "It is, I think, self-evident that what happened in Benghazi was a terrorist attack. Our embassy was attacked violently, and the result was four deaths of American officials." U.S. officials also back away from the theory that a protest led to the attack.

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