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New York Times: No Evidence Al Qaeda 'Had Any Role' In Benghazi Attack

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The attack on Sept. 11, 2012 resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens. 

The Times' investigation relied on "extensive" interviews with Libyans in Benghazi who had direct knowledge of the attack. The report concludes that the attack was led by local fighters who "had benefited directly from NATO’s extensive air power and logistics support during the uprising against Colonel Qaddafi." And -- contrary to claims made by Republicans -- the Times also reports that the incident "was fueled in large part by anger at an American-made video denigrating Islam." 

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