2012 U.S. diplomatic missions attacks
Protest and attackEdit
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.
- Christopher Stevens (April 18, 1960 – September 11, 2012) was the ambassador. He died of suffocation from a smoke grenade.
- Sean Smith (1978 – September 11, 2012) was the Information Management Officer at the embassy. He also suffocated from smoke grenades.
- Glen Doherty (c. 1970 - September 11, 2012) was a security officer at the embassy. He died after the embassy caught fire.
- Tyrone Snowden Woods (January 15, 1971 – September 12, 2012) was an American Navy soldier and part of the State Department Diplomatic Security. Woods was killed while protecting diplomats.
Other locations include:
Some of these locations were burning the United States flag and the Israeli flag.
- 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. 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. Retrieved September 12, 2012.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
- "Benghazi hero laid to rest; chaplains comfort families". Baptist Press. 2012-10-05. Retrieved 2012-10-15.
- "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"