September 11, 2012: Islamic extremists launch a terrorist attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

The US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, is aflame on September 11, 2012. (Credit: NPR)

The US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, is aflame on September 11, 2012. (Credit: NPR)

Islamic extremists launch a terrorist attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, killing Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other American citizens. (The New York Times, 8/8/2015)