Investigation in Libya after the attack on a U.S. consulate
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Investigation in Libya after the attack on a U.S. consulate

Tripoli : Libya | Sep 13, 2012 at 10:27 AM PDT
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An armed man inside the US consulate compound in Benghazi, Libya on September 11

The Libyan authorities announced on Thursday have created a commission of inquiry into the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi (east), killing four Americans, including the ambassador, and that would be involved in Al Qaeda.

This attack, which occurred on Tuesday, the tenth day of the first anniversary of the attacks of September 11, caused a wave of international condemnation, first in the United States, where President Barack Obama sought the assistance of Tripoli for the arrest and surrender justice the perpetrators of the attack.

Almost a year after the fall of the regime of Muammar Gaddafi, the fact again illustrates the failure of the Libyan authorities to ensure security in the country, where armed militias impose their law.

The high commission spokesman of Interior Ministry security, Abdel monem to Horr, told that an "independent commission" was created to investigate the attack, adding that will be chaired by a judge and meet "experts" of ministries Justice and Home Affairs. Asked about possible arrests in connection with this case, Al Horr responded positively, but no other details.

According to the spokesman, the investigation is "very complicated" as the crowd at the perimeter of the consultation was "not consistent". "There were extremists, ordinary citizens, women, children, criminals," he added.

Initially attributed to protesters angered by the controversial video 'The innocent Muslims', released on the Internet and deemed offensive to Islam, the attack would be more the result of a coordinated operation, according to a U.S. official.

According to this source, extremists used demonstrators protesting against the film as a "pretext" to attack the consulate with small arms, but also with rocket launchers.

This Thursday, the controversial video sparked clashes in front of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, while several protesters in Yemen attacked the embassy in Sanaa, before being removed by police.

President Obama called the leaders of Egypt and Libya to discuss their cooperation in the field of security after the attack, said Thursday the White House.

Obama, who met with the president of the Libyan General Congress, Mohamed al Megaryef, "said he appreciated the cooperation of the Libyan government and people to the United States after this outrageous attack," the White House said in a separate statement .

The U.S. president "made it clear" the caller "that must work in concert and do whatever is necessary to identify the perpetrators of the attack and bring them to justice," he added.

On Wednesday, Al Megaryef apologized and said the United States while the supporters of the ousted regime of Muammar Qaddafi and Al Qaeda to perpetrate the attack on Benghazi, a city regarded bastion of radical Islamists.

Moreover, the U.S. Navy sent two ships to the Libyan coast, "simply a precautionary measure," according to a U.S. official, after Washington's decision to send a team to Libya of about fifty Marines specialized in combating terrorism .

Nevertheless, the National Assembly on Wednesday elected Libyan deputy prime minister in the outgoing government, Mustafa Abu Chagur, as head of the new transitional government. Its main task is just to organize a professional army and police to confront the escalating violence.

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The scene inside the US consulate in Benghazi on Wednesday
The scene inside the US consulate in Benghazi on Wednesday
karasiwo is based in Karāchi, Sind, Pakistan, and is a Reporter for Allvoices.
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