WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. Navy has sent two destroyers to Libyan waters following the death of the U.S. ambassador in the African country, local media reported Wednesday.
The USS Laboon and USS McFaul, both Arleigh Burke-class destroyers, have been sent to the waters near the North African country, according to CNN.
The report cited U.S. officials as saying the ships will give President Barack Obama "flexibility," should his administration decide to take action against suspected militants in Libya.
Other reports cited senior officials as saying the deployment is made as a precautionary measure.
The deployment came a day after Libyan gunmen attacked the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, killing U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and other three U.S. nationals.
The attack has prompted the State Department to pull most of the embassy staff from Libya. The Pentagon has also sent Marine Corps units to Tripoli to provide additional protection for U.S. diplomats still in country.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday denounced a deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya 's eastern city of Benghazi, vowing to bring the killers of four U. S. diplomats to justice.
TRIPOLI, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- U.S. ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens is confirmed to have died in Tuesday's conflict in the U.S. consulate building in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi, Libyan officials said on Wednesday.
Hundreds of protesters, angered by an alleged U.S.-made movie that insults Prophet Mohammed, broke into the U.S. consulate building in Benghazi on Tuesday night, and set ablaze the building. Full story
TRIPOLI, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- One American staff member from the U.S. consulate in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi was killed on Tuesday night after hundreds of protesters, angered by an alleged U.S.-made movie that insults the Prophet Mohammed, broke into the consulate building, a Libya's interior ministry official said.
Wanis Sharef, an assistant to Libya's interior minister, told Xinhua that the diplomats of the U.S. mission have been evacuated to avoid clashes with the protesters. Full story