August 5, 2013
The CIA was transferring surface-to-air missiles from Libya to the
rebels in Syria through Turkey when the deadly attack on the US
consulate in Benghazi took place, a report says.
As investigation into the death of US ambassador Christopher Stevens
and three other Americans last September carries on, the CNN reported on
Thursday that dozens of CIA spies were working in an annex near the
consulate on a project to supply missiles from Libyan armories to Syrian
The details of US government activities in Benghazi have since the
incident been the issue of controversy with some Congressional leaders
pressing for a wide-ranging probe into the attack and the secret
operations of the CIA in the African city.
“Since January, some CIA operatives involved in the agency’s missions
in Libya, have been subjected to frequent, even monthly polygraph
examinations, according to a source with deep inside knowledge of the
agency’s workings,” CNN reported.
Sources say more Americans were injured in the attack than what had previously been reported.
The CIA says it has been clear and open about its operations in Bengahzi.
“The CIA has worked closely with its oversight committees to provide
them with an extraordinary amount of information related to the attack
on US facilities in Benghazi,” a CIA statement said.