Embassy Attacks

Ambassador Chris Stevens Feared He Was an al Qaeda Target

There was plenty of reason to anticipate an attack

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In the months leading up to his death, U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, worried about what he called the never-ending security threats in Benghazi and mentioned his name was on an al Qaeda hit list, a source familiar with his thinking told CNN.

Stevens specifically mentioned a rise in Islamic extremism and al Qaeda's growing presence in Libya, the source said.