In Benghazi I identified 17 extremists seen near/in consulate during attack.
6 out of 17 are in vid.
Witnesses say: Most of 17 killed/fled city. 1 lives in Berlin. 1 might be in Sweden
Through source, I found new footage of 2012 consulate attack. Footage is 4.26 min.
Person who filmed footage remembers he shot first images around 21.45 hrs - basically shortly before attack. Rest of footage from later that evening.
a/ Unarmed protesters, b/ unarmed looters, c/ unarmed bystanders, d/ armed terrorists.
For this report I was mainly interested in category d/, the armed militants.
Consulate attack happened in evening, most videos blurry. And Ansar al Sharia hunted down people who openly filmed that night.
So this footage was a good starting point for my report.
Through sources I identified unarmed bystanders who appear in video.
I traced them in Benghazi &talked to them. I showed them the footage &asked if they knew other witnesses or if they recognize extremists in video.
In our story, we chose to only publish their initials. Their full names are known to us.
1/ T. B. H. - He lived in Sweden before Libya uprising, was judge in Islamic court in Benghazi's area of Guwarsha during Ansar alSharia rule of city. Current whereabouts unknown. Sources claim he might be back in Sweden.
4/ M. - Member of Ansar alSharia. U can see him walking on consulate grounds carrying looted goods. His whereabouts unknown.
His brother, S.M., left to Syria &joined Jabhat al Nusra. Killed by army during clashes after return to Libya.
5/ F. Z. - Owner of car locally called "Toyota Taliban". Ansar alSharia member.
6/ M.M.S - Ansar alSharia member. Sits next to F.Z. in car. Acc to witnesses, his brother K.S. also attended consulate attack. Brother now lives in Berlin, Germany.
It's same as the location where I parked my car when I was in #Benghazi recently. (see 2 screenshots)
Protest site &consulate entrance around 670 meters apart.
Then armed men started attack on consulate, which is 670 meters down the road. (RPG firing not caught on tape.)
An eyewitness I met in Benghazi saw that. Acc to him, they didn't exit from main gate but from here 👇