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Petraeus testifies that he believed terrorists were behind Libya attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ex-CIA Director David Petraeus told lawmakers Friday that classified intelligence showed the deadly raid on the US Consulate in Libya was a terrorist attack, but that the administration withheld the suspected role of specific al-Qaida affiliates.

The recently resigned spy chief explained that references to terrorist groups suspected of carrying out the violence were removed from the public explanation of what caused the attack so as not to tip off the groups that the US intelligence community was on their trail.

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