US Consulate after attack
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Video: Libyans retrieve US envoy’s body

Amateur video appears to show Benghazi residents remove Ambassador Stevens's body from behind locked iron gate. New York Times: None say anything that shows ill will

An amateur video that was posted on YouTube Sunday appears to show a crowd removing the motionless body of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens from a window of the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, after it was attacked last week by Islamist terrorists.


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Three more consulate staff members were killed in the attack. The Libyans insist they had warned Washington of al-Qaeda's intent to launch an attack, but the Americans claim the attack was a direct result of the demonstrations against an anti-Islam film that was produced in the US.


Video allegedly showing removal of envoy's body


The video adds new details to reports that Ambassador Stevens had died of smoke inhalation while locked in a safe room.


According to the New York Times, the video centers on what appears to be the same tall, narrow window that witnesses have described as Ambassador's Stevens’s last exit. The witnesses said residents drawn to the scene had forced open the window and found Stevens behind a locked iron gate, pulled him out and evacuated him to the hospital. In the video, the New York Times reported, "none say anything that shows ill will."


שורפים דגלי ארצות-הברית באינדונזיה (צילום: AP)

Burning US flag in Indonesia (Photo: AP)


"I swear, he’s dead," one Libyan says, peering in.


"Bring him out, man! Bring him out," another says.


"The man is alive. Move out of the way," others shout. "Just bring him out, man."


"Move, move, he is still alive!"


"Alive, Alive! God is great," the crowd erupts, while someone calls to bring Stevens to a car.


Stevens was taken to a hospital, where a doctor tried to revive him, but said he was all but dead on arrival.


Meanwhile, the global protest against the amateurish, low-budget film that mocked the prophet Mohammed continues. On Monday hundreds of Palestinians staged a peaceful protest against the film.


Participants of the sit-in, organized by the Palestinian Authority's Waqf (religious endowment) and held outside its offices, held signs saying "We are against those who oppose you Mohammed" and "Do not touch our prophet."


In northwest Pakistan hundreds of protesters torched a press club and a government building, sparking clashes with police that left at least one person dead.


The attacks were the latest in a week-long wave of violence sparked by the low-budget film, which portrays Islam's prophet Mohammed as a fraud, a womanizer and a child molester.




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