Defense Official: Al-Qaeda ‘Played a Role’ in Benghazi Attack

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A defense official told the Senate Foreign Relations African subcommittee that Al-Qaeda in the Maghreb (AQIM) was involved in the attack on the Benghazi consulate that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens.

“We can say AQIM played a role and the investigations are still underway precisely how AQIM members interacted with others,” said Amanda Dory, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for African Affairs.

Dory was responding to a question by Sen. Johnny Isakson (R., Ga.) during the subcommittee’s hearing on American intervention in northern Mali.

A closed session  regarding the Sept. 11 Benghazi attacks is taking place Wednesday with members of the House of Representatives.

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