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        10/5/2012, Tishrei 19, 5773

      FBI Agents Visit U.S. Consulate in Benghazi

      A team of U.S. government investigators visited Libya's Benghazi on Thursday to examine the site where Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed last month, AFP reports.

      A defense ministry official in Benghazi told AFP that the team included FBI agents. In Washington, a Pentagon spokesman confirmed that "defense personnel" were part of the team, with the military providing air transportation to the investigators.

      Initially, the Obama administration insisted the Benghazi assault was a spontaneous protest against an anti-Islam video that had sparked demonstrations in Cairo, but late last week it acknowledged that Al-Qaeda elements may have been linked to the attack.