Libyan Interior Ministry: We Likely Won’t Catch Benghazi Attackers

'We Don't Have Enough Power to Catch Them'

Libyan Interior Ministry officials say that they likely won’t ever be able to find the people responsible for last week’s attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi, with the Attorney General saying that they don’t have the expertise or technology to track them down, even with US help.

The US deployed spy drones and Marines in the wake of the attack, and has also sent an FBI team to aid in the Libyan investigation. The US doesn’t seem to have come up with much of the attack either, and is perpetually citing a lack of proof for various theories.

Most of the speculation about the attack has focused on the Ansar al-Sharia Benghazi (ASB). Libyan officials say they are following up on that possibility, but didn’t indicate any really solid leads.

That may be even more difficult to come up with now, because protesters from a pro-government rally marched on ASB’s headquarters and burned it today, likely destroying any evidence that could’ve been found within and sending the group’s members scrambling.

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is news editor of