2012 U.S. diplomatic missions attacks
Protest and attack [change]
On September 11, 2012, the attack was caused by protests over media excerpts from a trailer of a movie, Innocence of Muslims, which the protestors considered blasphemy against the Islamic prophet, Muhammad. In Egypt, a group scaled the embassy wall and tore down the American flag, replacing it with a black Islamist flag. In Libya, rocket-propelled grenades were fired at the consulate from a nearby farm. The attack killed the visiting U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens, Glen Doherty a security officer, Sean Smith a United States Foreign Service Information Management Officer, and Tyrone S. Woods a former U.S. Navy Seal, ten Libyan police officers, and two others. The protest ended on September 27, 2012.
|Members of U.S. diplomatic mission who died in Benghazi, Libya|
U.S. Ambassador to Libya
|Sean Smith, U.S. Foreign Service
Information Management Officer
|Glen Doherty||Tyrone S. Woods|
Abou 75 people died during the attack, the most noble deaths were the ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens who died after he sufficated after a smoke granade was throne, Glen Doherty and Tyrone S. Woods both died when there was a fire in the embassy, and Sean Smith also died when the smoke grande was thrown.
Other locations [change]
Other locations include:
Some of these locations were burning the United States flag and the Israeli flag.
International locations [change]
Related pages [change]
- Ambassador, victims got separated trying to escape to roof during attack, officials say CNN September 12, 2012
- "Filmmaker behind anti-Islamic movie 'not Israeli'". Yedioth Ahronot. September 12, 2012. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4280848,00.html. Retrieved September 12, 2012.
- Kevin Dolak, Dean Schabner, Enjoli Francis and Anthony Castellano (September 12, 2012). "Ambassador to Libya Killed By 'Small and Savage Group'". ABC News. http://abcnews.go.com/International/US-ambassador-libya-christopher-stevens-killed-consulate-attack-benghazi/story?id=17215154. Retrieved September 12, 2012.
Other websites [change]
- "Official Webpage - United States embassy in Libya"
- "Official Webpage - United States embassy in Egypt"
- "Official Webpage - United States embassy in Yemen"
- "Official Webpage - United States embassy in India"
- "Official Webpage - United States embassy in Islam"
- "Official Webpage - United States embassy in Sudan"
- "Official Webpage - United States embassy in Tunisia"
- "Official Webpage - United States embassy in Israel"