1. TERROR

    Libya Attackers Had al Qaeda Links

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    United States officials have said that the perpetrators of the attack in Benghazi, Libya, that claimed the life of the American ambassador there “were linked to groups affiliated with, or sympathetic to, al Qaeda.” The news from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence is the latest in a series of revisions to information surrounding the attack, which the White House first said was the result of a spontaneous protest. “As we learned more about the attack, we revised our initial assessment to reflect new information indicating that it was a deliberate and organized terrorist attack carried out by extremists,” said Shawn Turner, public affairs director for the Director of National Intelligence.

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