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US diplomat tells of Benghazi strike

The former diplomat who says more could have been done to protect Americans when the U.S. mission in Benghazi was attacked has given his first public testimony. The U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans died in the attack by suspected Islamist militants last September. Stevens' deputy at the time, Gregory Hicks, has begun giving his version of events to a congressional committee. (SOUNDBITE) (English) CONGRESSMAN TREY GOWDY REPUBLICAN FROM SOUTH CAROLINA SAYING: "When Ambassador Stevens spoke to you perhaps minutes before he died, as a dying declaration what precisely did he say to you? (SOUNDBITE) (English) GREGORY HICKS, DEPUTY CHIEF OF MISSION IN LIBYA SAYING: "He said, Greg, we're under attack. (SOUNDBITE) (English) CONGRESSMAN TREY GOWDY REPUBLICAN FROM SOUTH CAROLINA SAYING: "Would a highly decorated career diplomat have told you or Washington had there been a demonstration outside his facility that day?"

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