Libyan civilians dragged U.S. Ambassador Stevens from burning safe-building.
Photo: La Cronica
U.S. ambassador taken to nearby hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation after building set on fire by Islamic Jihadists on 9/11.
By H. Nelson Goodson
September 15, 2012
Benghazi, Libya - On Friday, the U.S. government preliminary investigation into the death of U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens on Tuesday indicates that he died of smoke inhalation. Witnesses have come forward to describe the last moments that Stevens endured at a safe-building. Apparently, Stevens had gone to a building to escape an attack by a mob of extremist Jihadists. He managed to hid in a nearby building when a fire spread to the area where he had been hiding. Shortly afterwards, a group of civilians believed to have been looting discovered Stevens in a room unconscious and they managed to get him out. They immediately took Stevens to a nearby hospital without initially knowing that he was an ambassador from the U.S.
Stevens was overcome by smoke, according to a doctor who unsuccessfully treated Stevens.
Three other Americans also died on Tuesday, they were identified as Sean Smith, a Foreign Service officer, including two former Navy SEALs, Tyrone A. Woods and Glen A. Doherty, both assigned to diplomatic security. Woods died attempting to provided aid and protection to Stevens.
A mob of extremist Jihadists on Tuesday attacked the U.S. Embassy with heavy caliber weapons and propelled grenade launchers overpowering Libyan security guards and government troops guarding the embassy. The mob of Jihadists were able to take control of the embassy.
The U.S. has sent troops to the Benghazi to take control of the embassy campound. The embassy was torched and a mob of looters took whatever they could carry from the embassy.
The Libyan government has apologized about the incident and had confirmed that four alleged suspects involved in the attack have been taken into custody. The mob was agitated because of a film that was made in the U.S. mocking Muhammad.
On the same day, extremist Islamic Jihadists Cairo, Egypt stormed the U.S. Embassy and took down the American flag and replaced with a black Islamic flag. No Americans were reported killed in Cairo.
The U.S. Embassy in Yemen and other embassies has been also attcked by Jihadists sympathetic to Al-Qaeda.
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