On September 11, 2012, after months of warnings and probing attacks, al Qaeda-linked terrorists struck the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya at approximately 9:40 p.m. local time. Dozens of heavily-armed terrorists stormed the gates of the compound where U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens is staying, setting fire to one building and trapping Ambassador Stevens and information officer Sean Smith inside. Both men are killed.
Outside, State Department security agents, outnumbered and out-gunned, do battle with the al Qaeda militants for over 90 minutes, taking machine-gun and RPG fire. Despite pleas for help, no relief comes. While officials in Washington and Tripoli dither, another attack takes place as terrorists conduct a sophisticated mortar attack, killing security agents Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty at approximately 5:15 a.m.
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