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Libyans seen helping `alive` US envoy after attack in video

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 14:30

Zeenews Bureau

London: A fresh video showing Libyan coming to the rescue of US ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens after the assault on US Consulate in Benghazi, came out on Tuesday.

The video showed that the US envoy to Tripoli was ‘breathing’ and alive when Libyans rushed to his rescue. The Libyan residents are seen in the video, pulling him out of a room in the US consulate in Benghazi.

Eyewitness Fahd al-Bakoush said he saw a crowd of people pulling Stevens out of the room inside the consulate where someone stumbled across him, thinking he was dead.

He further said that though Stevens’ face was blackened and he seemed paralyzed, but he was still breathing.

In the video, Libyan men are heard shouting, ‘`Bring him out, man! Bring him out”.

“The man is alive. Move out of the way. Just bring him out, man. Move, move, he is still alive!,’ another man was seen shouting.

An eyewitness said that after that the crowd rushed Christopher to a hospital in a private car.

Chris Stevens, and other three other Americans died in the Tuesday attack on US Consulate in Libyan city of Benghazi when protesters incensed over an anti-Islam film, Innocence of Muslims, stormed the US Embassy in Libya.

The movie that shows Prophet Mohammed as a womanizer and fraud has provoked widespread protests across Middle East and South Asia with militant organizations like al Qaeda and Hezbollah warning of more attacks and protests respectively.

With agency Inputs

First Published: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 14:28

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